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 Dark_Knight on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 16:38 UTC in reply to "Promising what?"
Dark_Knight
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2005-07-10

Even though SkyOS is supposed to be a commercial OS I agree with not charging people to test a company's software, at least not with a time limited license such as for 30 days. After all I've never had to pay to evaluate SUSE Linux from Novell or even Windows Vista from Microsoft. Most companies offer some sort of trial period which is usually 30 to 90 days for an OS. The developer of SkyOS on the other hand wants consumers to believe it's normal to charge someone to test a company's software. If the fee is for developers of third party commercial products to have a commercial license to run the OS with out a time limit then that would be more acceptable.

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RE[2]: Promising what?
by WereCatf on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 17:24 in reply to "RE: Promising what?"
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2006-02-15

They aren't really charging you for the right to test the OS, haven't you read any of the comments here or on their site? You pay now, you will get all the updates _and_ the final SkyOS when it is released without having to pay anything anymore. It will cost a lot more when it is actually released, so it is a good deal. Also, why whine about it? It is still under development, so it is not even worth creating a proper evaluation version either. It is meant for OS enthusiasts and developers at the moment.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by Darkness on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 17:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
Darkness Member since:
2005-08-27

actually, there is no indication at all that the final product will be more expensive.

If they want to include proprietary drivers from say nvidia, then it could get more expensive, but as far as I know, the price should stay the same

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by ferrels on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 21:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
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2006-08-15

Well, if Robert would open up the source, the number of developers would increase a thousandfold and then he wouldn't have an excuse to charge you $30 for a copy.

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