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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Kelly Rush
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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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