Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Mar 2009 23:21 UTC
SkyOS At the end of January this year, I wrote a rather harsh, but honest article on the state of SkyOS. I was very worried that the closed-source operating system, for which users have to pay in order to beta test it, would never reach a final version, something that was promised to the people paying the price. This feeling was strengthened by a lack of updates; we were five months without news, six months without a release, and 8 months without a changelog update. My article got the ball rolling, but now that we're five weeks down the road, is that ball still rolling?
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Money
by Boomshiki on Tue 10th Mar 2009 10:46 UTC
Boomshiki
Member since:
2008-06-11

I find it funny how people are complaining about their money. There is always risk when you invest your money in a startup, especially one with no finished product.

Be happy that you don't play the stock market with your attitudes =p

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RE: Money
by ebasconp on Tue 10th Mar 2009 12:32 in reply to "Money"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I fully agree....

Have you thought the same amount of money paid to SkyOS can be spent in 15 minutes eating burgers?

Yes, I know the paying customers deserve some communication, but, after the first Thom's post, they were announced with the Robert hiatus... their reasons are quite comprehensible and I think the paying customers already enjoyed testing and using SkyOS (more than 15 minutes, I estimate)... so, they were already paid.

Robert, good work, think about your personal issues and your project, put everything in a balance and come back! ;)

Edited 2009-03-10 12:41 UTC

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RE: Money
by CharAznable on Tue 10th Mar 2009 12:37 in reply to "Money"
CharAznable Member since:
2005-07-06

I was under the impression that this was a purchase, not an investment.

Can a SkyOS paying customer clarify the terms of the purchase?

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RE[2]: Money
by poundsmack on Tue 10th Mar 2009 16:22 in reply to "RE: Money"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

I paid for the beta. paying for the beta is in no way a guarantee that there will be a final version. all you paid for was access to the beta and if the final version ever came out you got that too. even if skyos doesn't release a single update past today I stand by my decision to pony up some cash to get to be in the beta and play with the OS.

Do what you want to Robert, don't let the weight of the world bring you down. If you want to keep making the OS cool, if you need a break for a while thats completely fine. Man can only code so much, you hit your quota for a 5 year coding spree in like 6 months. come back to the development when your ready. till then, take care.

-poundsmack
satisfied beta tester

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