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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RE: SkyOS?
by Beta on Thu 21st Sep 2006 19:54 UTC 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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RE[3]: SkyOS?
by mallard on Thu 21st Sep 2006 21:01 in reply to "RE[2]: SkyOS?"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

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

MS sold DOS, and SkyOS is cheaper and more featureful.

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RE[3]: SkyOS?
by JustinF on Thu 21st Sep 2006 21:04 in reply to "RE[2]: SkyOS?"
JustinF Member since:
2005-07-06

It's more of a pre-order of the full featureset, with the added benefit of being able to participate in the "closed" beta program.

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