Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
SkyOS Lots of news on SkyOS. Kaffe using GNU Classpath (without AWT) is now working fine on SkyOS, just like Wine. Although there is no Wine graphics driver yet, you can already start Windows console applications directly from within SkyOS (once a Wine/SkyGI backend is available Wine should run on SkyOS as good as it does on Linux, and will be available via Software Store). On the driver side there is now an ACPI driver including support for ACPI power/sleep buttons (a SkyOS service, the PowerMonitor, will react on power events with configurable actions like shutdown, reboot, etc.). And finally, the SkyOS LiveCD is shaping together and should soon be available. Take a look at the changelog for all updates. Note: If you have problems accessing the SkyOS.org website, please click read more for how to solve this issue. Other than that, read more for a first glimpse of yet another improvement coming to SkyOS.
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RE[2]: Giving in?
by grable on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Giving in?"
grable
Member since:
2006-11-24

>> Firefox takes roughly 40 seconds to load on SkyOS

Atleast its faster than firefox on windows ;)

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RE[3]: Giving in?
by Robert on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Giving in?"
Robert Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's not forget that starting firefox is rather CPU intensive. For instance:
First start of firefox (SkyOS, AMD64 3000+) = 8sec
First start of firefox (SkyOS, Pentium 500) = 32sec
Good thing is that there is still huge optimization potential.

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RE[4]: Giving in?
by sirhomer on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Giving in?"
sirhomer Member since:
2007-01-03

First start of Firefox (SkyOS, Turion 2.0Ghz) = 42 seconds

Yes, I know in the future SkyOS will be amazing and take over the world and everyone will be running SkyOS on their toasters and you'll be a billionare and eventually glorious leader of Earth. But we are talking now, buddy.

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RE[3]: Giving in?
by dylansmrjones on Wed 17th Jan 2007 02:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Giving in?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Naah.. on an AMD Sempron 2200+ (32bit) and with 1 GB ram Firefox starts in 2 seconds - and that's without the preloader project installed.

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