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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Really buggy
by sirhomer on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 06:07 UTC
sirhomer
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2007-01-03

SkyOS is really really really really buggy. It's more alpha then beta. I don't see this happening. SkyOS is really just a buggy Win95 that takes 1 GIG of RAM to run and takes 40 seconds to load Firefox. I don't want to seem hateful, just speaking the truth. SkyOS is snake oil.

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RE: Really buggy
by Kelly Rush on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 14:56 in reply to "Really buggy"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

Ok, so lets address the comments in your post:

SkyOS is really really really really buggy. It's more alpha then beta. I don't see this happening. SkyOS is really just a buggy Win95...

Well...I would hope that it would be more buggy than Windows 95 in its present form, as Windows 95 was a finalized product, and SkyOS is still in beta.

...that takes 1 GIG of RAM to run and takes 40 seconds to load Firefox.

Firstly, SkyOS only requires 512MB of memory to run at present, and that is only due to the debug code that is in the system that allows Robert to correct bugs when users encounter them. SkyOS should be able to easily get by on 256MB of memory when it is finalized, maybe even less (does anyone even have less than 256MB though nowadays).

Second, Firefox does not take 40 seconds to load, it usually loads on my low-end Sempron with 512MB of memory in roughly 20 seconds. Again, this is due to the debug code. Once that is out, and everything is optimized, it will start much faster.

I don't want to seem hateful, just speaking the truth. SkyOS is snake oil.

I won't claim you aren't speaking the truth, but I do think you are misunderstanding what SkyOS is doing behind the scenes.

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