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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A clarification...
by madcrow on Wed 28th Nov 2007 01:41 UTC
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When I said the SkyOS was FOSS hostile, I didn't mean that SkyOS actively worked to hinder FOSS projects a la MS. I just meant that they don't seem to give as much back as, say, Apple (lots of GCC work and bunches of other stuff. Just about everything EXCEPT the actual Mac GUI and the Darwin/ARM, in fact) or Sun.

That said, I'm willing to pay for a quality product, but not to participate in a beta program. Note that for my Windows stuff, I'm still using a (properly paid for legit copy of) Windows 2000. It was a good product, and I bought it, even though it was from a company I hate.

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RE: A clarification...
by Darkness on Wed 28th Nov 2007 03:59 in reply to "A clarification..."
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Apple does have more people working on software than skyos so that does not really surprise me.
I can give a few examples where skyos contributed: openBeFS, where robert sent multiple patches to fix bugs. Same goes for samba ( and GCC (

I'm sure there are others...

I myself posted some patches as well.

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