Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:59 UTC, submitted by JayDee
SkyOS Not too long ago, Robert Szeleney put the development of SkyOS on a temporary hold. The challenges in keeping up with the ever-changing world of hardware support were simply too big to continue SkyOS then-current development model. As a result, Szeleney recently came up with the idea of using a Linux or NetBSD kernel as the base for SkyOS. Well, we've got a progress report on that one, and in true Szeleney fashion, a lot of work has already been done.
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The Point
by Tanner on Fri 26th Jun 2009 11:27 UTC
Tanner
Member since:
2005-07-06

What's the point in using the Linux kernel?
I always thought that diversity in the OS field lies in kernels.

What makes Haiku, or syllable, or SkyOS so special was the fact they are completely different worlds based on their own kernels.
At least this is what thrill me.

Now SkyOS, using linux kernel, is less interesting (to me)... It's strange that nobody noticed this "issue".

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RE: The Point
by boulabiar on Fri 26th Jun 2009 12:09 in reply to "The Point"
boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

OSes aren't kernels

If you think OS=kernel, then can you explain me how MacOS is close to FreeBSD ????

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RE[2]: The Point
by wanker90210 on Sat 27th Jun 2009 12:37 in reply to "RE: The Point"
wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

I regard my Mac as a Unix box with good support for commercial software. The kernel sets the personality of an OS even if the modern trend of running userland program in a vm levels this a bit.

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RE: The Point
by Phobos on Fri 26th Jun 2009 12:10 in reply to "The Point"
Phobos Member since:
2008-04-30

I wholly agree... SkyOS used to be interesting for me until this announcement... Well, at least there's still Haiku around

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RE[2]: The Point
by tktecky on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:30 in reply to "RE: The Point"
tktecky Member since:
2009-06-26

I wholly agree... SkyOS used to be interesting for me until this announcement... Well, at least there's still Haiku around


Except that Haiku is in perpetual pre-alpha and has a quickly detoriating code base. Unless they manage to bring in the original NewOS developer to fix all the breakage (esp. SMP), the project is doomed as far as I can tell.

Edited 2009-06-26 13:31 UTC

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RE[2]: The Point
by Vanders on Fri 26th Jun 2009 14:02 in reply to "RE: The Point"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, at least there's still Haiku around


Hey! There's Syllable too, don't forget...

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RE: The Point
by Kishe on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:02 in reply to "The Point"
Kishe Member since:
2006-02-16

no everyone but hardcore enthusiastics it's same what kernel an OS uses, what matters is if their hardware works with the OS. It wouldve taken decade worth of work hours from SkyOS to get hardware support to comparable levels as in Linux, therefore they changed to linux kernel. Normal users wont see the difference in any other way than the fact that the OS actually installs in their system now.

You could say it'll be Sky/Linux instead of Gnu/Linux

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RE: The Point
by Bobthearch on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:28 in reply to "The Point"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Using the Linux kernel makes sense, sort of, in order to have access to the large selection of Linux drivers.

But how about the applications? Will the 'new' SkyOS/Linux have original and unique SkyOS applications and tools, or will it use the same applications as every other operating system?

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