Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Jan 2009 20:58 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS has always been criticised for the fact that you have to pay for it in order to beta test it. I personally never saw a problem with this construction, especially since the price included a full copy of SkyOS 5 (they dropped the five) once it was completed. However, as of late, it has become increasingly clear that there may never be anything like a final version - or another test release for that matter. Update: In the comments, Robert Szeleney explained the current SkyOS situation in more detail. For future readers who find this article via a search engine, I've attached Robert's comment to the actual story for completeness' sake. The reply can also be found on the SkyOS website.
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RE[3]: Comment by ddd_
by dragossh on Fri 30th Jan 2009 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ddd_"
dragossh
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2008-12-16

Your comparison is not valid. Linux has stable versions, but SkyOS is in perpetual beta. Also, Linux is free and SkyOS is 30$.

"And its better to be closed as to be open and a mess."
Um... no. Just look at Amiga. Or at BeOS. Modern systems that died because they were closed.

Edited 2009-01-30 13:25 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by ddd_
by Stephen! on Fri 30th Jan 2009 14:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddd_"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

Just look at Amiga. Or at BeOS. Modern systems that died because they were closed.


Compared to BeOS, the Amiga Operating System isn't really dead, since there's still active development.

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RE[5]: Comment by ddd_
by marrakis on Fri 30th Jan 2009 16:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ddd_"
marrakis Member since:
2006-02-03

Are you serious ?

Amigo is not really dead but not necessary very strong...

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RE[5]: Comment by ddd_
by franxico on Fri 30th Jan 2009 18:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ddd_"
franxico Member since:
2006-03-30

The BeOS is being developed nowadays by the guys from Haiku ;)

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