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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by trenchsol on Wed 10th Jun 2009 09:07 UTC
trenchsol
Member since:
2006-12-07

SkyOS, ReactOS.....xxxxOS, honestly, does anybody expect those creations to become relevant operating systems some day, or, just to reach some near-release status ?

Well, I don't.

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RE: xxxx-OS
by Kishe on Wed 10th Jun 2009 09:11 in reply to "xxxx-OS"
Kishe Member since:
2006-02-16

SkyOS is actually very stable and responsive system, only thing that has been holding it back is lack of drivers...which in itself is mission impossible.

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RE: xxxx-OS
by WereCatf on Wed 10th Jun 2009 09:13 in reply to "xxxx-OS"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

You're missing the point by a mile. People code these things because they want to, it's an excellent way to learn stuff and hone your skills.

Oh, and yes, atleast ReactOS will be relevant as soon as it can use most of the Windows-drivers and supports 3D acceleration. It's a great alternative for XP and is being actively improved all the time, unlike WinXP.

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RE: xxxx-OS
by neticspace on Wed 10th Jun 2009 11:03 in reply to "xxxx-OS"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

does anybody expect those creations to become relevant operating systems some day, or, just to reach some near-release status ?


Think of it this way. With the growth of Linux, there are many opportunity for FOSS presented right now. It also makes next-gen Unix-ish operating systems in the future as the C language is still alive and kicking and bringing more appropriate standards today.

I don't think Linux will be that great in the future, but it's a catalyst for next-gen post-Linux Unix-ish systems.

SkyOS likely contributes importance of non-Unix FOSS, despite there are tons of disuptes in the development of SkyOS.

Overall, you have to look at it in a big picture.

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RE[2]: xxxx-OS
by yahya on Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:50 in reply to "RE: xxxx-OS"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

SkyOS likely contributes importance of non-Unix FOSS, despite there are tons of disuptes in the development of SkyOS.

...except for that it is not FOSS but proprietary, closed-source software, taking advantage of FOSS, but not contributing anything to it.

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