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[7]: Promising what?
by ferrels on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 23:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Promising what?"
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And prior to the beta program of 2004 it was a free download.

Why don't we all start sending Microsoft $30 a pop just for the privilege of debugging their latest copy of Vista? Even the evil empire has seen the virtue in letting people beta test their OS for free. Or better yet, why don't you pay me to come to my office and do my job for me.

If you've made less than $300 USD working on SkyOS, then that should send you a message. Your business model is flawed. You'd get a lot more testers if SkyOS betas were cost-free. Even drug dealers know that you get your customers hooked by giving them free samples. Then you make them pay later. I'm not criticizing the OS. I truly like it and think it's a great alternative. I just think that the business model is flawed. Get people hooked on this great OS and as you make new functions/features available, then charge them for your R&D efforts. It's worked great for the "evil empire aka Microsoft" and other businesses as well.

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RE[8]: Promising what?
by Joe User on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 00:39 in reply to "RE[7]: Promising what?"
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This "promise" war is childish, stupid and is going nowhere. The original is being picky with Thom Holwerda and Kelly Rush. He should stop his comedy.

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RE[8]: Promising what?
by Kelly Rush on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 05:55 in reply to "RE[7]: Promising what?"
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If you've made less than $300 USD working on SkyOS, then that should send you a message.

No, I *personally* have taken $300 from our coffers to put towards a system, and I haven't taken any more because I don't need any more. The money that we have made is much better served going towards Robert getting various hardware to test on, acquiring learning material to use to advance the capabilities of the system, etc. I was simply trying to address the fact that you implied that we are making money hand-over-fist with SkyOS at present, which is simply not the case.

You can draw whatever "message" you want. I prefer to look at the beta program as a resounding success, seeing as we have had over 1,000 people sign up for it. That proves to me just how interested people are in SkyOS, and it just makes me, Robert, and the rest of the team even more passionate about making a good, robust, and modern system for them to use.

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