SkyOS

SkyOS

Web site: www.skyos.org (not active)
Origin: Austria
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: SkyGI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: SkyOS
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 5 Beta 6947 | August 3, 2008

SkyOS (Sky Operating System) – a proprietary, graphical desktop operating system created by Robert Szeleney in 1996 as a small bootloader. It is independent developed, written from scratch, POSIX compatible operating system for x86-like computers.

SkyOS has evolved into a full-featured, modern operating system, with a goal to be the easiest to use desktop operating system available for the average computer user. The development staff has also increased to include business, software, and graphics developers.

SkyOS uses its own GUI system called “SkyGI”, which features a complete C++ API. This system has nothing to do with X or XFree86, and is not based on either of these systems or their forks.

SkyOS uses no GPL’d code in the kernel/system. SkyOS does include some applications (such as Firefox) that are covered by the GPL.

SkyOS uses the SkyFS file system which is based on OpenBFS, but can also read FAT16 / FAT32, BeFS, ext2 / ext3.

The public beta of the SkyOS iso is available for users for testing the SkyOS.
User: public
Serial: 4Q7W5-HTRRW-6WYHW-45KW7-XQLXL

To log in to the live system:
User: root
No password

Download

SkyOS 5 beta 6947 i386 648MB.iso
md5sum: 2531a3448f3706ac357355799d16743e

 

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