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: Oh for #@&%'s sake...
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 22:44 UTC in reply to "Oh for #@&%'s sake..."
StephenBeDoper
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For the love of Pete, Haiku doesn't even have a working WiFi stack yet!


That complaint is about 7 months out of date:

http://www.osnews.com/story/21562/Haiku_WiFi_Stack_TV_Card_Progress...

How can anyone seriously expect to evaluate the perfection of an OS that has yet to modernize? Whose own standards for perfection are in whether or not they can reach parity with a release last updated in 2000*?


While I don't necessarily agree with the article, your criticism don't really paint the full picture. While it's true that BeOS was last updated in 2,000, you also need to keep in mind that BeOS was significantly ahead of its time in 2,000 (and in some ways, in 2009 too) - thanks to Be's developers intentionally designing the OS to be as future-proof/forward-looking as possible.

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