Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Nov 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
SkyOS SkyOS build 6814 has been released. Among its new features are streaming support, system-wide spell checking, the Mozilla embedded Gecko engine (which is used to create a few applications like a Wikipedia reader), an updated Viewer (file manager), a new theme engine, and more.
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RE[3]: my 2cents
by Nelson on Tue 27th Nov 2007 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: my 2cents"
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So you don't believe that this is a principle of free software? The freedom to do with it what I choose?

Is there going to be a line drawn where I can and cannot enjoy free software because of the licensing terms of the host operating systems? Even when it does nothing more but stand at a disagreement with a few people who hold their cookies a little too tight?

I personally would jump at the fact that these technologies are being embraced, and the wheel is not being reinvented with other proprietary technologies.

Isn't everyone always bellyaching that Microsoft reinvents the wheel with things like OOXML instead of ODF?

What's the issue in embracing and implementing an open source technology?

It's the exact same thing, the only reason SkyOS at this time would not function without these technologies is because it's in it's infancy.

It's naive to think that it's impossible to implement other, closed solutions. The open source path was just more elegant, and developer friendly. I'm sure with time alternatives will pop up.

That's besides the point however, the point is that the same bunch of people who take such pride in open source technology are now annoyed because they disagree with the licensing terms of the host operating system.

I think theres a point you reach before it becomes fanaticism, and it's been reached. A while ago.

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RE[4]: my 2cents
by DigitalAxis on Wed 28th Nov 2007 01:39 in reply to "RE[3]: my 2cents"
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Well, I'm interested because it's a completely new operating system (in the sense that it's not based on UNIX, AmigaOS, Windows, BeOS, Psion, PalmOS, VMS, CP/M...) and it's one of those hobbyist things that you wouldn't think possible these days.

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