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[2]: Promising what?
by ferrels on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Promising what?"
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

Yeah, it's more than $10 USD and it started out as freeware/shareware. And like I said earlier, why should anyone pay him to test his OS? That's like paying Ford to find all the problems in their latest car!

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by Joe User on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 05:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm sure some people would pay to chase problems in Ford's new car. It's not because you find it ridiculous that some aren't interested. For some people it's a hobby, and they actually have fun testing the latest version of an OS and searching for bugs. You're on a OS web site, I'm sure many people like that actually, to the point to pay. When you fish, don't you put the fish back to the water? But still you maybe had to pay to fish. And you still had a good time fishing.

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RE[4]: Promising what?
by ferrels on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 21:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Promising what?"
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

No, I don't pay to fish. That's like picking on animals that live in a zoo. I hunt for real fish in a real lake or stream or ocean, not the pets in somebody's pond where I have to pay a fee and stand around the banks with the rest of the losers.

Operating systems are the same way. I can be stupid and pay the developer good money to do the job he should be doing with his closed sourced operating system. Same thing goes for fishing....closed/private lake....small fish that you'd turn back because they aren't anything worth keeping even though you paid money to fish for them.

SkyOS is just another pet fish in a pay-for-sport pond. If offers nothing that isn't already available in other OSs that cost money but the schmucks who support it somehow think they're contributing a new and groundbreaking OS. They're only contributing to the developer's bank account. If that's what they want to do with their time and money, then that's their prerogative. But I'd rather spend my time and money on something a bit more "real". I'd rather spend my time going after a trophy fish off the coast of Baja instead of paying to fish out of some guy's farm pond.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by protagonist on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 05:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

you obviously do not use Windows then. :-)

And some of us pay because we like to think outside the box. If it works out we had a hand in it. If it doesn't then we had a lot of fun for our money. I could go out for the about same amount and get about three value meals at BK, but the moment would be fleeting and not all that satisfying. i am sure you purchase things with your money that we would feel were just as ridiculous as you seem to feel this is. Value for the money is in the perception of the purchaser.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by smitty on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 05:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Q: And like I said earlier, why should anyone pay him to test his OS?

A: Because they want to. Maybe they just want to use it for fun and they think it's worth the price, or maybe they want to support the project by paying for it. If they want to pay to use beta software, who are you to tell them they shouldn't? It's not like they're being lied to and told it is a finished product - would you rather SkyOS was released as is and then sold?

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RE[4]: Promising what?
by arielb on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 11:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Promising what?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

right, anyone who pays for skyos is paying to be part of the experience. like when you watch an artist and you pay for enjoying his talent.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by mikesum32 on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 07:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

Remember those who get the beta also get the final version of skyos 5.

So we that test, also get to influence the final product.

Or maybe we just had an extra 30 dollars around.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by Soulbender on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 10:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"And like I said earlier, why should anyone pay him to test his OS?"

You know, it's not like you're forced to use his OS and pay for it. Sure, I wouldn't pay for it either but its his project and his decision and no one is forcing you to use it.
Stop whining like a crybaby and get real, not everyone can freeload in their parents basement and most people who have grown up actually has to make a living somehow. Getting paid to do something you like sure beats flipping burgers at McDonald's.

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