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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RE: Haiku more appealing than SkyOS
by arielb on Tue 16th Jan 2007 23:12 UTC in reply to "Haiku more appealing than SkyOS"
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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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arielb Member since:

modern layout means at the very least, the GUI is font sensitive. SkyOS seems to have a much more advanced GUI system.

I agree with your approach but these other OS's are trying to implement what they think is most important rather than do everything that BeOS did and only that. So, for example multi-user, which affects security, would have a higher priority than making sure the screensaver app works.

They are making decisions what users might want because they don't have much of a community to begin with.

Haiku stays away from those debates because there are lots of people who already know and like BeOS. Why waste time debating when you have something that's tried and trusted by at least enough people to get things started? But for a completely new OS, you have to figure everything out for yourself

Edited 2007-01-17 05:10

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