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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YES YES YES!
by Syphadias on Sat 25th Oct 2008 18:25 UTC
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2008-02-16

I can't wait to have something to install and test! Granted there are the virtual PC images and what not that I've tinkered with, but being able to test it on real hardware is always a plus!

It doesn't seem like yesterday to me either...

...time drags when your living in a van by the river I tell ya! ;)

Seriously though! Congrats to the team putting this together, I hope some day this provides what Linux has failed to, and that's a nice resource friendly, user friendly, install and go experience without all the learning curves.

Now mind you, I enjoy the learning curves of Linux sometimes, but it certainly is not for everyone, that being my friend, family...

...the majority.

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