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]: good news
by sbergman27 on Fri 24th Oct 2008 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE: good news"
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But VESA is there, and as you can't expect any 3D hardware support, Vesa is often enough for 2D these days, with powerfull CPU driving it.

Not to sound too negative, as alternative OS projects have value to their developers and users. But after all the hoopla about how BeOS running on incredibly old processors with tiny amounts of ram did such amazing things that modern OSes on modern hardware pale in comparison, with lightning fast screen updates, playing 16 movies at once with nary a dropped frame... "VESA is there" falls kinda flat, doesn't it?

Edited 2008-10-24 22:33 UTC

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