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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RE: Haiku's UI dated?
by judgen on Mon 21st Dec 2009 20:45 UTC in reply to "Haiku's UI dated?"
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Let me just say: I love your work. And i think its ESSENTIAL that it stays "feelin' BeOS" bacause that is one of its awsome features. Ive yet to see any other modern UI where you dont have a horizontal or vertical bar that takes up screen estate. In BeOS its done correctly with the deskbar up in the corner and tabbed windows so its very easy to get to the deskbar without minimizing anything whilst still having all apps in full screen mode. I guess the shadows and 3d bling is what makes for modern theese days... not the ability to be productive and use all the screen estate that you have payed for. (the zsnake on the desktop also makes it possible to do file browsing without ever having to minimize a window. almost forgot about that one.)

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