Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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Haiku's UI dated?
by stippi on Mon 21st Dec 2009 20:27 UTC
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I'm a bit irritated that the author writes, Haiku's GUI was designed in the nineties. That's because I just redesigned it this year, and I've tried to be tasteful and modern. Of course, Haiku's UI is an evolution from the BeOS GUI. But a BMW designed in 2009 is also an evolution from previous models... Of course the BeOS heritage is something important for most Haiku fans, so it was important in the redesign I did.

Ok, the windows don't have soft shadows. And the GUI has almost no animated transitions, but that is of course not visible when looking at a screen shot. Only the missing window shadows are. Is that the sole reason why I keep hearing Haiku looks like from the nineties? Or is that just a rumor that doesn't want to die, because Haiku used the exact BeOS look for so long?

Just interested.

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