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 Post subject: SkyOS - Status
PostPosted: January 9th, 2009, 6:52 pm 
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Like SkyOS very much , but haven't seen much progress lately.
even the "changelog" havent been updated for a long time..
What is happening?

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 Post subject: Re: SkyOS - Status
PostPosted: January 10th, 2009, 9:03 am 
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Development is a little slow lately, but mostly because I spend most time on a proof of concept for Intels Virtualization Technology which allows running Windows XP, Ubuntu, Knoppix and SkyOS right inside SkyOS already. (without any user mode application like qemu, bochs, etc...).

There are still a few more things to figure out, but I'm pretty sure this will be a great addition to SkyOS.
Additionally I just bought a MacBook, trying to get new ideas from Mac OS and looking what people like so much about it.


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 Post subject: Re: SkyOS - Status
PostPosted: January 10th, 2009, 11:39 pm 
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Sounds interesting..

Warmed to OS X yet? Discovered its superiority? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: SkyOS - Status
PostPosted: January 12th, 2009, 6:12 pm 
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Thanks Robert for the info , Looking forward to new builds of SkyOS!

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 Post subject: Re: SkyOS - Status
PostPosted: January 12th, 2009, 9:39 pm 
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Robert Szeleney wrote:
...Additionally I just bought a MacBook, trying to get new ideas from Mac OS and looking what people like so much about it.

Hi Robert;

I use MAC's at home and for my work on a daily base, so if you have any specific question, feel free to ask...
Know that I'm a "NoNo" at systems, but just working/designing (but you knew that already, hence your beautiful black wallpaper :mrgreen: ) in the graphic environment which feels good and natural. Never ever 'blue screens of death' like Window$ has every now and then.
Nothing like daily safety updates, because there's a safety-leak in Internet Explorer etc. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: SkyOS - Status
PostPosted: January 15th, 2009, 5:56 pm 
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Robert Szeleney wrote:
Additionally I just bought a MacBook, trying to get new ideas from Mac OS and looking what people like so much about it.

I bought a mac a few months ago, after several years of pc with windows and linux in varius flavours (ubuntu most of the time, but I've tryed others).
Just some thoughts:
+ I like mac os x GUI a lot... there are little details that make it very intuitive and beautiful.
+ I like the .dmg and packages approach (such as iphoto library, etc)
- WRT software instalation, I prefere the software store/repositories approach (as in SkyOS and many linux distros) rather than downloading and installing manualy (as in windows and mac os x).
- It took a while to get used to the dafault way some mac applications (such as itunes or iphoto) handle my (music/photo) collections, but in the end it turned out to be very useful.
- Last but not least, sometimes I feel a little bit without control of what the system is doing, as if os x did more for me than I would like it to.

Recommend that you try Quicksilver (http://www.blacktree.com/)
There are several videos in youtube where you can see what it does.
It would be very nice to see something like it in SkyOS.

Hope this helps.
Cheers,

lucas


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