Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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RE: Seems just like ysterday?
by umccullough on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:45 UTC in reply to "Seems just like ysterday?"
umccullough
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But I'll say one thing -- it doesn't seem like only yesterday that Be went under.


It definitely doesn't seem like it was just yesterday for me either ;)

But to compare to your experience, I've been working at the same company for the last 7+ years (albeit through two separate acquisitions), and so it doesn't necessarily seem like a lot has changed in my life as compared to yours ;)

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