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: Awesome
by Bobthearch on Fri 24th Oct 2008 21:23 UTC in reply to "Awesome"
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

Awesome, now I need to find a computer to put this OS on!


I've got a few extras laying around. If you're in New Mexico, stop by and I'll hook you up. ;)

If not, check garage sales or ask around. I'm confident you can get one for free or nearly-free.

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