Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jan 2007 22:30 UTC
SkyOS Hell was already frozen anyway, but apparantly, the SkyOS team is trying to bring hell's temperature to absolute zero, since they are saying 2007 might see a release of SkyOS 5. "After what seems about 30 years worth of work (I'm sure even more to Robert), SkyOS will finally be released to the public. Lots of details are still being worked out on this one (as well as the obvious issues still present in the system), but we're really shooting to make it happen."
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RE: Promising what?
by Darkness on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 03:43 UTC in reply to "Promising what?"
Darkness
Member since:
2005-08-27

first of all, if you pay for the beta, you pay for the final product as well. It's not like you will have to pay extra for the final release as well.

and device drivers are definately not the thing they should focus on most. What use is an OS that has a shitload of drivers but is very buggy and featureless...

And have you heard of any os that tries to get 3D drivers from the beginning? Look at how much difficulty the linux community has to get decent 3d drivers and then think again.

I do agree that there should be more networkdrivers but this will probably come once skyos gets near release.

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RE[2]: Promising what?
by arielb on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 11:06 in reply to "RE: Promising what?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

you are assuming there will be a final product. 80/20 Pareto rule tells me one guy, even someone as brilliant as Robert isn't going to be able to fix all the boring bugs required for a stable, final release.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by stestagg on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 12:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

How the hell does the Pareto principle have any relevance here?

I would agree that the chance of a random person completing an Operating system of this complexity on his own is tiny, but Robert has shown amazing dedication to the project. If anyone can do it, then he can.

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