1. SkyOS Tour - The System

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Fri, 2006-01-13 08:33.

SkyOS is an operating system written from scratch for x86 PC's. As required for a modern operating system, it supports features like multiprocessor support (SMP), virtual memory, memory protection, multitasking, and threading.

Filesystem
The native filesystem used in SkyOS is SkyFS. This 64-bit journaled filesystem supports modern features like attributes, indexes, and queries. To access other operating systems' native filesystems, SkyOS comes with FAT12/16/32, BFS (BeOS), Ext2/Ext3 and ISO9660 (CD-ROM) filesystem drivers.

Internationalization, Localization and Translation
The entire SkyOS GUI and core system supports UTF8. From the time you press a key on the keyboad (UTF8), to the final step (rendering UNICODE TrueType characters), all text and characters are handled in UTF8. Because of this you can type and view text in any language, such as English, German or even Chinese.

A built-in translation system makes it possible to translate applications very easily to other languages. Language switching works "on the fly". This means that immediately after you change the language settings, all applications are switched to this language.

The primary language for the SkyOS GUI and native applications is English. Out of the box, the GUI and most applications have a German translation as well.

The GUI and a few appliations are available in Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, France, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portugues (BR), Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish.