SkyOS Public Beta

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Fri, 2013-08-09 07:36.

Latest SkyOS Beta now publicly available!

We suggest using VMWare Player (Windows/Linux) or VMWare Fusion (MacOS) to run the Live CD or install the beta. Install SkyOS to your harddisk or run the Live CD natively on your own risk!

To run SkyOS in VMWare just:
- create a new virtual machine and point it to the ISO image you downloaded
- give it at least 2GB of RAM
- use a virtual IDE harddisk (we don't suggest using a physical partition in order to prevent possible data loss)
- optionally Install SkyOS from the running Live CD to get all available applications and utilities

When running the Live CD you will be asked about a serial and user name. Enter the serial displayed below and as username public.


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Status update

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Thu, 2009-06-25 18:18.

We now have a base system with following features:

- Linux kernel with an init ramdisk using usplash to display and animate the boot progress.
- LSB with essential tools like coreutils, etc.
- DHCP, NFS, iputils, etc.
- A full build framework (known as factory from SkyOS) to rebuild the entire system and support self hosting
- Initial parts of the SkyOS C++ API ported to Linux.
- Ported the SkyOS messaging system (formally known as DataExchangePorts, now called MessagePort) to allow bidirectional interprocess communication.

The Base

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Thu, 2009-06-11 12:29.

In the next weeks / months I will regularly post the current progress on the linux kernel experiment.

Last weeks I made a new linux from scratch system based on LFS.
This very small linux "distribution" features the linue 2.6.27-4 kernel and includes the most important base utilities like coreutils, bash, etc.

insane world

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Mon, 2008-09-01 06:22.

In what an insane, stupid and inhuman world we live in!

I just makes me so sad having to read stupid peoples comments on various forums / online communities.

Take this one:

There is no excuse ever to writing such bullshit.

Datacollection editor for Windows

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Thu, 2008-04-03 21:11.

For all those that would love to see another theme in SkyOS or would like to switch theme now and then or for those that want to contribute but have no programming experience or inspiration...

This is the first release of the DataCollection editor for Windows.

With this program you can edit or create among others, the configuration files used by the SkyOS themes.
More information about theming can be found at the SkyOS Wiki