Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 14:52 UTC, submitted by Lakedaemon
SkyOS SkyOS has gotten printing support using CUPS. "With the Printer Configuration it is now very easy to add and manage your printers, be it locally connected (USB) or network (Windows, Linux, Samba, IPP) printers. The entire printing system is implemented as a service (like most other SkyOS Subsystems), which can easily be enabled/disabled on demand. With roughly 1000 supported printers the next SkyOS build will enable you to print your favorite documents in various formats."
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SkyOS?
by Don T. Bothers on Thu 21st Sep 2006 17:47 UTC
Don T. Bothers
Member since:
2006-03-15

What exactly is SkyOS? How is it different from Windows and Unix? What problem are they trying to solve? Why should I care?

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RE: SkyOS?
by snozzberry on Thu 21st Sep 2006 18:28 in reply to "SkyOS?"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

I haven't been able to figure that one out yet.

Substantially different threading model?
Broad compatibility across platforms?
System architecture based on reusable components?
APIs that are a programmer's wet dream?

I don't mean to dump on SkyOS, but at this point if I have to pay for an OS that doesn't have a piece of fruit or a 4-color window on it, there'd damn well better be a really fascinating reason to do so, and an OS which just yesterday stapled someone else's printing architecture into it isn't convincing.

"Different" != special.

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RE[2]: SkyOS?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 21st Sep 2006 22:46 in reply to "RE: SkyOS?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

What about the modulariry of SkyOS (the same modularity can be found in Haiku/BeOS, Syllable and the Amigaish platforms - and OS/2) ?

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RE: SkyOS?
by Beta on Thu 21st Sep 2006 19:54 in reply to "SkyOS?"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Every so often this exact comment recurs. Which is just puzzling, considering you're at a *swear* OS News site.

What exactly is SkyOS?

Googling would probably give you a quicker and more succinct answer than waiting for people such as myself to answer you.

How is it different from Windows and Unix?

The above reply could apply here too, but an easy answer is, it's just not Windows or Unix.

What problem are they trying to solve?

Running software on a computing device ?

Why should I care?

I'll point you back to the top of my comment, you're reading an OS News site. If you don't care about OSes, what the hell are you doing here ?
Why you were given + points, I couldn't guess.

Edited 2006-09-21 19:57

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RE[2]: SkyOS?
by bytecoder on Thu 21st Sep 2006 20:54 in reply to "RE: SkyOS?"
bytecoder Member since:
2005-11-27

I think his point is directed more at the fact that they're actually selling it with its rather limited featureset.

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