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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Another paying customer here
by twm_bucket on Tue 10th Mar 2009 15:51 UTC
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I paid for the beat test years ago, at the dawn of the program. I have waited years and years, through delay after delay, defending the OS.

I don't care if Robert lost motivation. You have paying customers, Robert. Don't jilt us.

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mattst88 Member since:

Who are you? Why don't I immediately know you from the forum?

Were you ever a part of the community? Did you idle in IRC? Or participate on the forums? Submit bug reports? Write software?

The sense I get is that the people who weren't active in the community are the ones shouting about money and "paying customers."

It's not that I disagree with you, but where were _you_ when SkyOS development slowed to a crawl last year?

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vitae Member since:

It's not that I disagree with you, but where were _you_ when SkyOS development slowed to a crawl last year?

That's not the point. As previously stated in this thread, some of pre-paid for the official release and did NOT sign up for the beta testing. We were paying for the product in advance with the understanding that it was coming. There was never any IF in those days, it was WHEN. And when was made to sound like it was just around the corner.

Now we all understand that family comes first, and I am sorry if Robert is taking this personal. However it's one thing to simply ask for donations, and quite another to be actually selling something before it's released and not to follow through. It's not a question of the money, it's the principle of the thing. I doubt anybody seriously expects the money back, and probably few would accuse him of having shady intentions. But he does need to understand that this not about people do have some legitimate concerns here. That people are not attacking him out of spite.

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