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[2]: Wow...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 24th Oct 2008 05:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow..."
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Ah, I see. So Haiku had a bigger head-start than I thought. That's always good. Too bad that couldn't also be the case with ReactOS.

I still can't wait for near-complete versions of both OSes, though. ;)

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