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 bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 21:24 UTC in reply to "Haiku's UI dated?"
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My mistake. It should be written: "BeOS's GUI was designed in the mid 90s, and Haiku's GUI is based on it. And for average user it looks like not much has changed since the nineties."

And yes, by modern, I mean rounded edges, soft shadows, "thin borders round the windows", etc. As I said: in some aspects it reminds me on CDE. Just compare Haiku's LaunchBox with OS X's Dock. But this is my personal opinion, I am not a professional designer and this can be very sensitive topic for Haiku users.

BTW: I am looking at Haiku alpha 1.

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