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 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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Haiku more appealing than SkyOS
by Tanner on Tue 16th Jan 2007 21:04 UTC
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This is not FUD, nor flamewar-thrower.

Haiku OS is the direct competitor to skyOS, in my opinion.
Both OSes does have the same target audience.

What people don't know is that some SkyOS code is directly taken from Haiku source repository... I saw that in a comment in

Haiku OS has these advantages over SkyOS:
-completely free to download, compile and run. Lots of VMWARE Images to try out the latest features (like the new net_server)
-binary compatibility with the "Divine Divinity" OS --> BEOS.
-extremely fast (IMHO, it beats SkyOS of large measures... latest news tell us about vectorized-optimized desktop icons)(maybe also that code will be "taken" for SkyOS uuummh, who knows..)
-lots of programs, drivers, ports from

So, at the end, for me the "competition" is won by Haiky OS, even if its development is a bit slower and the whole os is less usable than skyos at the moment.

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Lakedaemon Member since:

Haiku looks promising.

Yet, through Be-nary compatibility and Be-threads,
Haiku herited one of the Inherent "weakness" of Beos : it is difficult to port things to BeOS/Haiku.

Wanna bet with me, what Os will get open office 2.0 first ?
Haiku or SkyOS ?

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Savior Member since:

Wanna bet with me, what Os will get open office 2.0 first ?
Haiku or SkyOS ?

Zeta has it, so... Haiku?

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arielb Member since:

Haiku does have the disadvantage they are trying to just be like BeOS. So no locales, modern layout, multiuser, same look and UI, etc.

I think a lot of people, after waiting for R1 to finally come out will say "hmph no multi-user? forget it" Of course, that bothers me.

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mphipps Member since:


locales - planned for future release
modern layout - please define.
multi-user - planned for future release
look & ui - heh. No matter what you do, someone won't like it. XP is a good example - some people liked XP's new look, others didn't. Who is "right"? Personally, I think that our small tweaks to the R5 look are more than enough for R1, YMMV.

You listed 4 items that are critical to you. There are dozens of sets of "4 items". If we promised to deliver them all before our first release, we would never get there. If you would prefer, wait for R3 before trying...

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