Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 21:24 UTC
SkyOS The future of SkyOS, the closed-source alternative operating system, had been hanging by a thread for a long time now. Barely any releases, until they came to a grinding halt altogether and Robert Szeleney explained he was pondering the future of SkyOS, and where to take it from here. One of the main problems was a lack of driver support which really made development difficult. Well, this is a problem Szeleney might be able to fix.
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RE: Go the Linux Kernel
by ferrels on Tue 9th Jun 2009 00:42 UTC in reply to "Go the Linux Kernel"
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

Uhhhh, it IS re-inventing the wheel. Just another *nix kernel with a different GUI on top. Can anyone say OSX?

That's just what the *nix community needs, another distro to confuse the hell out of people. What made SkyOS attractive was that it WASN'T just another *nix distro.

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RE[2]: Go the Linux Kernel
by atriq on Tue 9th Jun 2009 02:31 in reply to "RE: Go the Linux Kernel"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

In fairness, wouldn't someone who gets confused by yet another *nix distro also be confused by yet another alternative OS anyway?

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RE[3]: Go the Linux Kernel
by ferrels on Tue 9th Jun 2009 02:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Go the Linux Kernel"
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

BSD is a *nix variant. What the hell, what's another *nix distro when we already have several hundred variants floating around out there. A *nix kernel will be the death of SkyOS if it isn't already dead. People were attracted to it becaause it WASN'T a *nix, BSD, Darwin, et. al. ad nauseum......

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