SkyOS Build 6669 available for download

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Sat, 2006-11-18 15:30.

New features in Build 6669, available in the Beta Center:

  • Use desktop composing on every graphic device
  • A complete new ATA/ATAPI driver
  • Support for PATA and SATA devices
  • CD Recording support, including a graphical CD/DVD Image Write application
  • USB 1.1/2.0 support
  • Support for USB keyboard, mouse, mass storage devices, printers and hubs
  • USB notification system which informs you via Notification Panel of new devices
  • Printer framework, supports printing on local USB and network shared printers.
  • PrintSpooler and Printer configuration plugin for System Manager
  • Pixel Image Editor Build 572 included in this release
  • Updated Desktop Communication Service
  • Added Lukas Linemayr's applications. People, Subnecto and VNC Viewer
  • An updated Blender version
  • Updated software store for automatic update
  • Hundreds of bugfixes.

With the new USB, Printing and CD Recording supported, SkyOS now has a rather good hardware support, including at least:

  • PS/2 mouse/keyboard
  • Serial mouse
  • ELO Touchscreen
  • Wacom Tablet Input devices
  • ATA/ATAPI/PATA/SATA chipset support for AMD, Intel, NVidia, SIS, and VIA.
  • Various soundcards including SB Live, ES1371, AC97, VIA 82xxx, etc.
  • All VESA 2.0 compatile graphic cards
  • 2D/GUI acceleration for most ATI Radeon and NVidia GeForce, Mach 64, all Intel i815, i830, i845, i855, i865, i915, Chips & Technologies, Virtual VMWare graphic card
  • Various network cards including 3C509, AmdPCNet, RTL8139, VIA Rhine, Intel EEPRO 100, etc.
  • UHCI 1.1, EHCI 2.0
  • USB Mass storage devices (card reader, harddisks, etc.)
  • Up to 1000 different USB and Network Printers
  • USB Mouse and keyboard
  • USB Hubs
  • VMWare Tools
  • etc.

Make sure to take a look at the SkyOS Tour or watch a SkyOS Video.

Big thanks go to the alpha team, who had to fight with nine alphas in order to make this beta release possible.

Detailed changelog is available.


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Hi Robert;

Congratulations, this looks great!
This would be the reason for me to join the community!


Congratulations Robert!

Congratulations Robert!
This is what *many* people have been waiting for. :)

Big big step

Congratulations Robert.

One big step for man, one even bigger step for SkyOS. :)

Excellent work

Very nice work Robert.. and also the alpha team..
I had never thought this build would introduce so many new things, and be so feature complete...

Kudos to you all.. :)

most advances in a beta

I would have to say that this is the biggest step in featureset in any of the betas I remember. And that's going back to ~beta 3. Great work.

Great work

As usual...Roberts never ceases to amaze me.

watching over him gives me the need to work harder in my personal projects !

Go go go Robert, go go go SkyOs, go go go RobertOS !:D
ps : with an evil 666(9) build number, no wonder it brings so many features ^_^

Great job!

This is the stuff that dreams are made of. I am so excited to see all of the new features you guys poured into this thing. You must be working away in your little dungeons.
Viva las SkyOS!

Great Job

This is the first one to actually work nicely with my system! USB is also a huge step that deserves some well earned praise! Congrats!

where to download?

i thought this was supposed to be a free os not cost 30.00+,what a ripoff***(no download links available and only rip off links to pay pal)

Looks like you got

Looks like you got misinformed somewhere. If you look for a free OS you may try But be warned, they may rip off by charging for mailing expenses and even your internet provider may rip off by charging you for your internet access, so keep attention.

Oh, and merry christmas!