Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 23:09 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS beta 6762 has been released. "SkyOS Beta 6762 is now available to download directly from the Beta Center. This build features the new Viewer, a huge performance increase, 36 additional API Classes, updated libraries, a new font alpha blending method, 280+ fixed bugs including critical boot bug fixes."
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Amazing work
by Dave_K on Sat 4th Aug 2007 01:14 UTC
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

Does anyone else find it stunning the progress made in such a short time, by such a tiny team?

This is shaping up into a genuinely usable desktop OS, not just a hobbyist project of interest to a small number of like-minded people. The aesthetics may be a touch dated now, but that's a small and easily fixed issue. The actual functionality and features of the OS are very impressive and modern.

Look at the huge development teams employed by large companies like Microsoft, and the time they often take just to implement tweaks and patches. Hard to believe that so much of a complex modern OS like Sky OS is created by just one man.

If you ever need evidence that size isn't everything...

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RE: Amazing work
by Valhalla on Sat 4th Aug 2007 02:11 in reply to "Amazing work"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

yep, no matter what your preference is regarding FOSS, there's no denying the rapid and impressive development of this alternate os. now, before captain obvious jumps in pointing out that alot of this code comes from other projects, yes that is true but even if you ignored all the code written specifically for Skyos you'd still have to acknowledge the skill and speed with which Robert ports software to his operating system.

even though I'm pro-open source, my passion for everything os related is much bigger and I really look forward to trying the upcoming livecd. again, impressive work!

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