Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 05:28 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS In the next beta of SkyOS, users can look forward to seeing a completely re-designed Viewer. The new Viewer will take advantage of the powerful features of the SkyFS (derived from Haiku's BFS), including extremely fast searching and organizing of files, on-the-fly filtering of files and folders within the Viewer, fast insertion of meta-data into multiple files, and more. Update: Screenshots!
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@Rayiner
by Lumbergh on Tue 29th Mar 2005 23:15 UTC

And *that* is completely irrelevent to my point. I *was* talking about the merits of open source as a strategy for competing with entrenched Microsoft products.


Being open source has nothing to do with the success of Firfox. The only reason it's a success is because of the tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, and it's free. If it was closed-source and free, it would be just as successful except to a handful of fanboys (who wouldn't be able to make heads or tails out of the code anyway).