Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Aug 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives This summer, too, the Haikuproject is part of the Google Summer of Code event. One of the more interesting projects is the Services Kit (draft document!) by Christophe "Shusui" Huriaux, which is an API to facilitate the creation of native web-enabled programs using standard web protocols and data exchange mechanisms.
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RE: Strain
by WereCatf on Sat 21st Aug 2010 13:36 UTC in reply to "Strain"
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I have never used BeOS, so I don't have the nostagia thing that probably makes it interesting for some people.

Compared to modern OS's, it seems awefully dated. It actually caused severe pain in my "mouse arm" because of all the insane menu navigation.

I have to agree here: I only tried some trial version of BeOS years and years back and never used it for more than a few minutes so I lack the feelings of nostalgia. With the rose-colored shades of nostalgia missing I can only say that Haiku looks plain hideous to my eyes.

Yes, technology-wise it's got enormous amounts of potential and I can bet my ass that it's going to be a strong contender for certain things in the future, but if they wish to make it attractive for people without the rose-colored shades they really need to work on the looks. And I fear that's not going happen; given how many of the core developers are die-hard BeOS-fans they will not want to 'tarnish' it with some fancy effects or more modern looks.

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