Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Nov 2011 21:32 UTC, submitted by cristoper
Apple It's no secret OSNews has a bit of a thing for the BeOS. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but relatively speaking, BeOS was the best operating system ever made. The man who started all this was Jean-Louis Gassee, former executive at Apple, who founded Be, Inc. in 1991. In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS. Be didn't make it, and Gassee is happier for it.
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by dragossh on Mon 14th Nov 2011 23:41 UTC
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Anyone else feeling that Haiku doesn't give them the same fuzzy feelings BeOS did? When I used Dano/Zeta I always got a feeling that I was in control, that the OS worked for me, that .. damn, it is indeed hard to put into words that feeling. Not the same with Haiku, sadly ;)

That said, I'm glad Apple didn't pick Be. They'd probably be gone by now. They didn't need a new OS as much as they needed Jobs back.

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