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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bornagainenguin
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2005-08-07

But my biggest concern is what happens to the project when Robert gets bored.

HEAR! HEAR!

--bornagainpenguin

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Lakedaemon Member since:
2005-08-07

Well, the sooner you enter the SkyOS Beta Team, the most value you get !

I paid 30 for SkyOS some 2 or three years ago,
and since then I received more new features/ports/bug fixes/patches through the SkyOS releases (read SkyOS service pack) that I ever had for windows xp or any game.

Besides, if (or when) Robert gets bored...your copy of SkyOS won't stop working...(strangely, people don't whine or complain that much about proprietary games, that cost much more than 30,that will be obsolete much sooner than SkyOS, and whose support usually ends after 6 months)....and there are still people who love "dead" oses like OS2 or BeOS (no flame war intended).


On a side note, I can't wait for more lovely screen shots....for example, to display what the new theme engine is capable of.
Creators, please do impress me with your beautiful inovative designs !


keep up the good work SkyOS Team !
Lakedaemon

Edited 2007-11-27 17:47

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Besides, if (or when) Robert gets bored...your copy of SkyOS won't stop working...(strangely, people don't whine or complain that much about proprietary games, that cost much more than 30,that will be obsolete much sooner than SkyOS, and whose support usually ends after 6 months)....and there are still people who love "dead" oses like OS2 or BeOS (no flame war intended).

See my earlier comments* and you'll understand that I have complained about the BeOS. In fact I see it very much as a cautionary tale of what happens when good OSes are unable to live on due to lack of open source code...

--bornagainpenguin

* http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=18856&comment_id=282444

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