Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2007 20:23 UTC, submitted by jello
BeOS & Derivatives "There is a sub-genre of historical fiction one could loosely call 'what-ifs'. The computer industry also has a number of such obvious what if scenarios. What if Bill Gates and Paul Allen hadn't lucked into the IBM contract for DOS, which was the basis for Microsoft's eventual hegemony? What if the UNIX operating system hadn't split into several minor variants, but gone on to become what Linux later became, only a decade or two before? What if BeOS had gone on to succeed on the desktop...?"
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Cool for a minute
by jerzeejerome on Sun 12th Aug 2007 14:36 UTC
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I tried BEos and thought it was great. Nice and fast. It could have a fighting chance today if one of the console makers used it. With virtualization you could still run another os to use apps that it doesn't support, who needs backwards compatibility???

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