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Submission + - What Happened to SkyOS?

An anonymous reader writes: As one of the (unlucky) users who bought into the SkyOS beta a few years ago, I have to ask: What happened to SkyOS? I've asked several questions and sent several emails to the developer, to get no response back. The latest I heard about SkyOS is that it is now running under the Linux kernel. Are there any other Slashdotters that bought into the "beta" and are asking the same questions?

Submission + - Vulgar post from work costs man his job (

Absolut187 writes: Man posts off-colour joke on a blog at a local newspaper website (a reference to cunnilungus), presumably under a pseudonym. The blogger for the newspaper finds that the man's "HTTP_referrer" header indicates his place of employment, a local school. The blogger calls the school, and the IT department tracks the man down. The man is confronted by his employer and ultimately resigns.

Amazon Enters Gaming Market 52

eldavojohn writes "Ars brings us news of Amazon's entrance into the casual gaming market after purchasing Reflexive last year. Amazon identifies this sort of gaming as a good start for its demographic of customers and is certainly making competitors in the field nervous. There is a lot of evidence that Amazon is testing the waters to see how these small time games go as a prerequisite to something bigger, although they aren't talking. From Ars, 'For the first week, visitors will even be able to grab three games for free: Jewel Quest 2, Build a Lot, and The Scruffs. That, along with the ability to try every game before you buy, should be enough to entice fans of casual gaming to check out Amazon's offerings. It also looks like this could be Amazon's first step into the world of digital distribution for video games.' Do you think this trial will go well for Amazon?"

And on the seventh day, He exited from append mode.