Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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RE: BeOS the best?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:02 UTC in reply to "BeOS the best?"
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I'm well aware that all operating systems have their advantages and disadvantages, but when Be arrived in 1996 (PowerPC) it could hardly be compared with NeXT which had been available since the late 80's (and which did multi user).

As operating systems go, they were quite different. BeOS was smaller and lighter/faster, while NeXT was more robust (especially in terms of RAD tools); BeOS stuck with the document-centric philosophies of the original MacOS, while NeXT focused more on application-centrism - etc, etc, etc.

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