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[4]: Once upon time...
by r_a_trip on Wed 6th Oct 2010 10:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Once upon time..."
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tylerdurden, maybe Be wasn't ready technically to deliver an Internet Appliance platform, but that doesn't take away the fact that back then the Internet, as a platform, hadn't arrived either.

Of course it was a last ditch effort, that is what "bet the farm" alludes to. You back a strategy which could sink you, if it doesn't pan out. The desktop market proved to be unassailable and providing an Internet appliance platform was too soon, so yeah, Be sunk.

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