My first thought of SkyOS was "A modified / compatible linux kernel using the same driver modules, running using X11 and a modified KDE with a bunch of new tools all nicley integrated and hiding the 'dirty' parts from the user, making it a 'windows' running on linux."
At this point I was really getting my hopes upp, as this was the kind of project the linux community needs to rob Microsoft of a couple of million users... Though being unable to find sufficient info in FAQ's and searching the forums for answers to all my questions is going to be tedious. I now ask my questions here.
I see the os is free, will it remain free ?
I read in the forums that SkyOS uses its own windowing code, will / does X11 compability exist?
What developer tools are availiable, and for what languages ? (IDE's etc, gcc, c++ / c / java?)
Are hardware drivers provided by skyos or by the vendors ?
Do hardware vendors show intention to support skyos with drivers ?
Will there be a .net application compability layer ?
What are all these requests for a firewall I saw ? I never needed a firewall in linux, bringing me to a vital question ? how are user rights handled ? unix compatible ? windows compatible ? homebrew ? Can other users than 'root' install programs (if such a user exists) ?
Will the OS be designed with security in mind ? Minimizing risk of viruses etc.
Are there support for internationalized input ?( I read there was support for displaying intarnationalized applications, using UTF-8. Is the entire system built based on the UTF-8 charset ?
I guess thats it for now.
If I hear the answers I want I'll give it a shot