Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Dec 2006 22:47 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS has gotten a new virtual filesystem, dubbed BranchFS. This makes it possible to branch filesystems, convert read-only media into read-write media, and add SkyFS attributes to non-SkyFS volumes. "BranchFS makes it possible to make a reversible filesystem. By using your system partition you can revert to a previous state (with just one reboot) and and when using a CD BranchFS makes it possible to make changes to the content. BranchFS is still in heavy development but branching a LiveCD works quite well already. The first SkyOS LiveCD will be based on BranchFS."
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RE[2]: How does Robert do this?
by Ronald Vos on Wed 6th Dec 2006 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE: How does Robert do this?"
Ronald Vos
Member since:
2005-07-06

You're right, SkyOS doesn't tread new ground. A responsive system under heavy loads, a nice clean API, advanced feature integration (like using a browser or videoplayer as a widget) and user-friendlyness aren't new.

If only anything on Linux came even close though..

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Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

you are right, NOTHING on linux comes close to it, this is why kde isnt responsive under load, it doesent have a good api either, and certainly not good integration with kparts (widgets) that can be embedded, its not userfriendly either, you must give all commands to it in simplified chinese, written as raw bits on a special keyboard only featuring a 0 and 1 button ;)

oh wait, i forgot, kde really does have all this, and oh wait, it also runs on linux.

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Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

Alright, come on guys. Linux does some things nice, some things not. SkyOS is the same way. Everything has its nuances. It shouldn't be a battle; Linux should take ideas from SkyOS to make itself better, and vice-versa. I actually last week installed Ubuntu (first time using Linux in about three years), just because I had heard great things about it, to see if I could come up with any new ideas for Robert to try. I've seen a lot of cool things, and a lot of things that could be improved. The same holds true for SkyOS, MacOS X, and even Windows XP (all of which I use on a regular basis (read at least once a day)).

With many and varying choices for systems to use, there should be no losers; the only winners, in the end, should be the consumers, who are able to pick from many options and find the one that suits them best.

\Message posted from Ubuntu Linux, but it just as easily could have been SkyOS, MacOS X, or Windows XP. ;)

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