Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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RE[3]: Once upon time...
by tylerdurden on Tue 5th Oct 2010 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Once upon time..."
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Yeah, he was so "ahead of his time" that BeOS did not even bothered to have a proper networking stack even for its "internet appliance" OS iteration. Sounds more like jumping the shark to me.

The whole BeIA was an attempt at staying afloat by throwing a bowl of spaghetti to the wall and seeing what stuck. I would't call that as being "ahead of one's time" but rather an act of desperation.

Specially if you consider that Be spent a significant deal of effort into their BeFS, touting their filesystem as one of their main value propositions. Only to end up targeting the BeIA platform towards basically diskless clients. Brilliant!

Edited 2010-10-05 19:32 UTC

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