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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Pfff ...
by chiwaw on Sat 4th Aug 2007 06:07 UTC
chiwaw
Member since:
2006-02-05

That OS is using GPL and BSD code all over the place. The GUI is ugly and aged badly. Worst of all it's closed source, what the heck? And I have to pay for Beta, where can I send my complains?

Wait, what do you say? What FAQ?

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RE: Pfff ...
by FreeGamer on Sat 4th Aug 2007 11:46 in reply to "Pfff ..."
FreeGamer Member since:
2007-04-13

Honestly... whilst you are entitled to your ideals and opinions, why are you complaining? Nobody is forcing you to use SkyOS. Nobody is making you pay. And nobody wants to listen to you whining invalid complaints about something you have the _free_ _choice_ to stay away from.

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RE[2]: Pfff ...
by chiwaw on Sat 4th Aug 2007 19:09 in reply to "RE: Pfff ..."
chiwaw Member since:
2006-02-05

@ WereCatf & FreeGamer

Jeez, you guys need a little help in the humor department. Read the very first post of the thread, then read mine again (to the last word) and realize I was goofing.

Seriously now, I'm really impressed by SkyOS, and wish I had lot more free time to jump in the project and contribute to it ...

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RE: Pfff ...
by WereCatf on Sat 4th Aug 2007 12:18 in reply to "Pfff ..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

That OS is using GPL and BSD code all over the place

If GPL code had been "all over the place" they'd have to open their sources to others, you know that? Or do you mean apps like wine, which are GPL but aren't actually part of the OS....

The GUI is ugly and aged badly

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To my eye it looks just fine.

Worst of all it's closed source, what the heck?

So? Not everything has to be open-source to be of good quality >_> Something being open-source doesn't automatically make it perfect. I know quite a bunch of very poor quality open-source apps too. I do support open-source but I have no delusions about it.

And I have to pay for Beta, where can I send my complains?

And I have to pay for food? For any commercial linux distro? TV? Not everything is completely free, as in money. Deal with it. Besides, if you paid for the Beta now you would get the final release for free so it's not a bad idea IMHO.

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RE[2]: Pfff ...
by whomever on Sat 4th Aug 2007 13:54 in reply to "RE: Pfff ..."
whomever Member since:
2007-08-04

Why don't you look at: http://www.syllable.org/docs/developers/doxygen/gui/classos_1_1Stri...

and:
http://skyos.org/documents/skygi/html/class_sky_g_i_1_1_string.html


Now the syllable class has been around since AtheOS days, so does it not look like it is an exact copy?

Do you not see that Robert does use GPL code?

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