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

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

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RE[6]: Comment by ddd_
by umccullough on Fri 30th Jan 2009 18:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ddd_"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

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


No, let's not sugar-coat this - BeOS is pretty much dead. It's important to distinguish that Haiku != BeOS - BeOS was a closed source OS that is pretty much buried at this point.

Just because Haiku aims to be binary and source compatible with BeOS, and picks up on many of the same designs as BeOS, that doesn't make it BeOS.

However, I think it's fair to say the BeOS dream lives on with Haiku ;)

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RE[7]: Comment by ddd_
by Sabon on Fri 30th Jan 2009 19:01 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by ddd_"
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2005-07-06

At this point it IS trying to be BeOS. In the future it strives to be more than that.

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RE[7]: Comment by ddd_
by franxico on Fri 30th Jan 2009 19:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by ddd_"
franxico Member since:
2006-03-30

Sorry about that. Your last sentence is pretty much I wanted to say ;)
Thanks!

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