Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS Beta 8.5 has just been released. New features include the Indexing Service, an SQL based file attribute and content index service which makes it possible to find your files in a fraction of a second, better developer support, and a lot of bug fixes. NVU has also been ported and is available in this release. You can read the changelog here. Update: Screenshots gallery by OSDir.
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RE: What's the point?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 19:14 UTC in reply to "What's the point?"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

You see nothing but ported GPL software like Firefox, Thunderbird, Nvu

Erm, get your facts straight: FireFox and Thunderbird are MPL, and NVU is MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license.

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RE[2]: What's the point?
by on Sun 7th Aug 2005 21:03 in reply to "RE: What's the point?"
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>>You see nothing but ported GPL software like Firefox, >>Thunderbird, Nvu

>Erm, get your facts straight: FireFox and Thunderbird >are MPL, and NVU is MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license.

Get your facts straight? Come on, you are being to picky, if you name me any larger GPL license body of code I could find parts under the LGPL or GPL + amendment or derived (and hence still under) from MIT/X and BSD code. Besides what about GIMP, Blender (yes, yes with BSD, donít get picky again), Gaim and so on. The point is a point even if you pick on its minute details.

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RE[2]: What's the point?
by djst on Sun 7th Aug 2005 21:58 in reply to "RE: What's the point?"
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2005-08-07

You probably need to get your facts straight too, as the source code of Firefox and Thunderbird is mostly released under the MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license as well. Have a look at http://mozilla.org/MPL/ as well as http://mozilla.org/MPL/relicensing-faq.html (note that relicensing is done to a very great part nowadays).

Anyway. the point was that it's free software, available in e.g. Linux and FreeBSD. Why pay for an OS that has no unique value and offers no benefits compared to the free alternatives?

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v RE[3]: What's the point?
by on Sun 7th Aug 2005 22:08 in reply to "RE[2]: What's the point?"