Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 31st May 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by Robert Szeleney
SkyOS A new video from the SkyOS site shows off the IndexFeeder and the Viewer displaying live results. The video was captured in VMWare showing a few queries made over a 40GB attribute and file content indexed filesystem. There is also a document explaining a few internals of the indexing system used in SkyOS.
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RE: kanockoman
by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Jun 2005 07:35 UTC

I can't play the video on OS X. Any hints? I tried Quicktime, vlc and mplayer.

http://www.techsmith.com/download/ensharpendecoder.asp

Donwload/install that and the video will work in OSX.

He should get in contact with a really good GU-Designer. Nothing in SkyOS follows Fitt's Law.

I couldn't agree more. I've tried to bring some sense into the SkyOS community on this, explaining them what could be changed in order to improve, but it was to deaf ears. The team never really responded, the community itself didn't even know Fitts' Law ('It's just a law, who cares about a law?'), and they wanted to keep everything as Windows as possible, grossly overestimating the power of predisposition.

Don't try to talk about sensible GUI design in the SkyOS community. You'll get a 'SkyOS has themeing capabilities' (but no docs on how to theme) and that's it.