Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC, submitted by Chris_G
SkyOS The SkyOS website went offline last week following the expiration of its domain name. SkyOS was a thing way, way back in the day, but fizzled out due to disinterest from its lead (and only) developer. It's definitively gone now - I used to have virtually every release from 2.x onwards on discs here, but I threw them all out a few years ago. If you're feeling nostalgic, peruse our SkyOS news archive.
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RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok
by saimon69 on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by v_bobok"
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Yup, pity for us people around here does not consider operating systems based on a kernel with no modern capabilities (like memory protection) that runs in less new machines interesting despite the small memory and resource footprint; hope they might change their mind with the same technology wrapped on a more modern kernel like Anubis or Arix might be fnally released...

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RE[3]: Comment by v_bobok
by judgen on Mon 18th Mar 2013 19:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok"
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Why is memory protection always the only argument vocalized against AROS? If that is the only thing that makes it "not modern" or "legacy" would the dropping of 68k software and hardware compatibillity and swapping to a newer kernel spark more than an brief interest by the detractors? I doubt it very much!

The nostaliga bit is a part of the experience, but how would you solve the problem with bringing AROS around to be more modern?

A new kernel with SMP, AMP, and memory protection would indeed be nice. But as most amiga folks know that would break a great many things, is it worth the sacrifice?

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RE[4]: Comment by v_bobok
by saimon69 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 01:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by v_bobok"
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[first of all am one of AROS supporters] Well the idea of Anubis or ARIX to have a linux or BSD kernel (or even a brand new one) and a translator for the Exec API calls to use the same system programs tools and architecture sounds like might have both, and to use 68k programs the actual janus UAE sandboxed approach might be enough; however those projects seems not to be developed actively at the moment; hope somebody might start again on it...

Edited 2013-03-19 01:06 UTC

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