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[3]: Giving in?
by Robert on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:34 UTC 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[5]: Giving in?
by Robert on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:49 in reply to "RE[4]: Giving in?"
Robert Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, this is a start. Now maybe you just want to file a bug report with a debug log attached and this issue may be resolved very soon.

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
Now if I just would be that optimistic... ;)

Edited 2007-01-16 20:51

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RE[5]: Giving in?
by Kelly Rush on Tue 16th Jan 2007 22:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Giving in?"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

At present, we have no plans to port SkyOS to the toaster platform. We feel that this is a legacy platform, which is nearing the end of its life cycle.

However, we are very interested in the microwave oven platform, which has come into its own over that last few decades.

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RE[5]: Giving in?
by Coldfirex on Tue 16th Jan 2007 23:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Giving in?"
Coldfirex Member since:
2005-12-04

Cold start of Firefox - 12 seconds.
This is on an old beta version (6360) in *VMware*, with an AMD 2.0ghz.

Edited 2007-01-16 23:37

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