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]: Apps needed
by chris_dk on Sat 25th Oct 2008 09:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Apps needed"
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Why do you even need to move off Linux in the first place if all your apps are running just fine there today?


Because I'm getting tired of Linux and want an OS where the UI is responsive, because I'm tired of the active hostility to binary compatibility - like why should I even recompile the virtualbox driver because I've did a kernel upgrade?

Usability was never a driving force behind linux. These issues plague linux today and will always unless the developers change their ways.

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