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SkyOSThe SkyOS operating system was initiated by Robert Szeleney in 1996. SkyOS was programmed entirely newly for the x86 architecture. The first version 0.1 which consisted of a 16-bit kernel and a very simple user interface was published on 1997-12-15. The version 5.0 beta was available in March 2005. In meanwhile SkyOS supports multitasking , multithreading, SMP, virtual memory, memory protection and Internet abilities. The built-in GUI named SkyGI has got very flexible and efficient. Only some of the feature are alpha blending, transparent windows, shades, window animations, OpenGL rendered windows, anti-aliasing and hardware acceleration. The Unicode interface can be adapted for any native language. The used file system is called SkyFS. It belongs to the 64-bit file systems with journaling functios and supports extended attributes, indices and inquiries. Moreover, it supports all FAT file systems, BFS (BeOS), Ext2/Ext3 and the ISO9660 CD-ROM format.
SkyOS is suitable for playing all sorts of media files like videos, DVD, Audio CD and MP3 files. The ISS (Integrated Sound System) is also suitable for the development of complex audio applications. It plays several audio stream without restrictions, can adjust the sampling rate and use effect filters. The operating system provides the Web browser SkyKruzer, a porting of KHTML, to surf in the WWW. Further popular applications are AbiWord, GIMP, the GNU Compiler Collection, Pearl, VideoLan and much more.
Date - Version
2008 Aug. - SkyOS 5.0 Beta (Build 6947)2007 Oct. - SkyOS 5.0 Beta (Build 6796)2006 Sept. - SkyOS 5.0 Beta (Build 6179)2003 April - SkyOS 3.9.72002 Feb. - SkyOS 3.62001 Feb. - SkyOS 3.1