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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Ahhh more good memories.
by Sabon on Fri 24th Oct 2008 15:44 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

I had a computer with the AMD equivalent of a 386. It's been so long I can't remember the name of the CPU chip.

What was amazing was that you could have 16 little movies playing all at the same time without it skipping a frame. The audio would come out from the movie you had selected. You could click on different movies and the audio would instantly switch to that movie without any movie losing any frames or anything.

Meanwhile Windows couldn't handle doing two at the same time. Actually it wasn't that great at one.

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