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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Yes, turing-complete eye candy obviously had to look like this. ;)

I can imagine using an OS like this one which is not FOSS or even trolltech-licensed open stuff; just like a graphics card; but to use it for producing stuff I care about, rather than to print a conference pass or paying to wash my dog, I would want it to publicly pass some quality tests so I am not just putting another open e-mail relay out on the internet.

Similarly it is nice when one's ideas are used for the OS without so much delay, or profiteering, or giant DDR2 footprints. I might like rounds of micropayments to the contributors as I come to appreciate their work better, imagining that I too am profiteering by throwing in some work; but free is a kind of stopgap to that which entertains that the software itself profiteers, accruing to the astute literate person.

Even so; it would be nice if the Camtasia/VM was nailed to a Bogomips estimate.

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