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[4]: Promising what?
by ferrels on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Promising what?"
ferrels
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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[5]: Promising what?
by Kelly Rush on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 22:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Promising what?"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

They're only contributing to the developer's bank account.

Oh yeah. Robert and I have made a lot of money off of SkyOS. Sometimes we roll our money up into balls and have moneyball fights with each other. Then we burn our money, because we have so much of it.

All sarcasm aside, I've made a total of about $300 from SkyOS (which I put into building a low-end computer that has SkyOS alphas and betas installed on it 100% of the time for testing purposes). Robert puts the meager amount of money that we've made from beta tester accounts into hardware for testing, books for learning, and our web server for hosting the hundreds of gigs we push. He ended up dropping back his real-life work hours, just to put more time into SkyOS, so in actuality, Robert is LOSING money, not making money.

Like any initial venture, we're scraping by with minimal funds, getting by any way we can, and taking an initial loss. The hope is that down the road, the sacrifice will eventually begin to pay off (that's the economical hope, anyway; money is definitely not the main goal here with SkyOS).

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