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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Michael Oliveira
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First thing coming to mind would be media library (music and/or video) for example. I like Exaile, QuodLibet and Banshee style of applications on Linux. Most windows applications I know have either bloated interface (mediamonkey), don't read natively ogg files (WMP, iTunes, real) or are just overly design to manage music from one store (iTunes).

All that linux examples needs GTK+, and never will see the light of day in Haiku

Media players could very well be an example, but I'm skeptical. You're sure there isn't a Windows media player like those three? There must be hundreds of media players out there.

Like Sonata, maybe? mplayer compiles, but not run anything

I've used WinAmp and several other players in the past, but now tend to simply use WMP or Creative (it came with the sound card). ;)

The best player for me is AIMP2. Light years away from Winamp (since that became bloated)

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