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: Legacy architecture == bad?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 06:01 UTC in reply to "Legacy architecture == bad?"
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2009-08-26

What people tend to forget is that the people who actually invented and designed the Unix architecture were probably some of the smartest computer engineers of all times.

What people like you forget is that those very smart computer engineers were making decisions based on completely different computing needs and hardware.

For example I really doubt they would build an OS today with a shared library system when 1TB drives can be had for $100.

Unix has a solid underlying foundation but let's not act like it was created on Mount Sinai.

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