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[5]: SkyOS?
by sbergman27 on Thu 21st Sep 2006 23:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: SkyOS?"
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"""DOS was featureful compared to the OSes, or lack thereof, on old mainframes from the 50s and 60s."""

IBM was shipping VM in 1966. Don't let the green screens fool you. It was the UI that was primitive in the 60's. Not the mainframe OS technologies.

In some ways, like virtualization, PC's running "modern" OSes are just catching up.

With Multics, in the event that a memory cabinet needed to be serviced, processes using memory in it could be migrated to another memory cabinet, so that the first could be taken off line. Can you yank a stick of memory out of your PC in 2006 without crashing your OS?

Edited 2006-09-21 23:39

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RE[6]: SkyOS?
by bytecoder on Thu 21st Sep 2006 23:48 in reply to "RE[5]: SkyOS?"
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Well, what I was trying to reference were the very early computers without an OS, e.g. think punchcards. Of course, I'm assuming those have no OS--I wasn't around at the time, so I'm just guessing.

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RE[7]: SkyOS?
by sbergman27 on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 00:23 in reply to "RE[6]: SkyOS?"
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"""e.g. think punchcards."""

You make me feel very old.

I remember clearly back in college, standing in line to hand the sysop the stack of cards I'd keyed in on the keypunch, so that they could be put in the queue to be fed into the System/360. At the end of the "turnaround time" I would get back a printout of my program's output. (Syntax error!!! Dang!!!!)

Turn around times varied from 10 minutes to 3 hours or so, depending on the volume of students submitting, and how much time the sysop spent chatting, studying for exams, or having one or more of the several lunches they seemed to have per afternoon.

The windows were small and mirrored (and locked!) so that it was extremely difficult to make out what was going on in there.

But I digress.

I assure you that our System/360 was running OS/360. ;-)

Edited 2006-09-22 00:25

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