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[2]: But why?
by rcsteiner on Wed 11th Feb 2009 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE: But why?"
rcsteiner
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BeOS had some very nice things going for it (and I still boot into an R5 desktop from time to time), but most of the things BeOS did were also being done by OS/2 at roughly the same time. And OS/2 did many things BeOS could not.

I think people are overstating BeOS's capabilities and level of innovation here, but OSNews has always been very much biased towards that OS for reasons I don't completely understand...

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