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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Open source development model
by Novan_Leon on Wed 28th Nov 2007 19:45 UTC
Novan_Leon
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2005-12-07

Sometimes I find it odd that people continue to tout the open source development model as vastly superior to closed source given the major lack of acceptance of open source by the general public. The only true success of open source in the public domain, in my opinion, is Firefox. Almost all open source projects lack an appreciation for the needs of the general public, closed source projects survive on filling that need so of course they're more fine tuned to this need.

Not understanding the needs of the target audience can hold back so many potentially successful projects. Personally, I think Robert understands these needs better than most.

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