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: xxxx-OS
by neticspace on Wed 10th Jun 2009 11:03 UTC 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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RE[3]: xxxx-OS
by neticspace on Wed 10th Jun 2009 21:19 in reply to "RE[2]: xxxx-OS"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

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


This was why I said likely.

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