Web site: www.skyos.org (not active)
Desktop environment: SkyGI
Based on: Independent
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.
To log in to the live system:
SkyOS 5 beta 6947 i386 648MB.iso