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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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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RE[3]: Software Souls
by SonicMetalMan on Tue 15th Nov 2011 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Software Souls"
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I want Haiku to succeed if for no other reason that it gives users another lightweight OS option that really does not exist at the moment. OS's like Be, Haiku, and AROS drive innovation in ways that Redmond and Cuppertino just do not "get it" anymore. Cutting edge hardware removes the need for coders to work efficiently and give rise to enormous bloat of Win7 and OS X.

My 2004 vintage Evo still runs XP just fine but there is no upgrade path using Microsoft products that fit this old laptop. So, it now sports Xubuntu and perks along briskly. In truth I would be just as happy running any of the OS's I previously mentioned, I have used them all before and would continue to do so if they do the job. I do not need all the effing eye-candy that so many current TPM's feel compelled to spec as required features.

And yes I do have a fondness for all the OS's mentioned and a few more as well, like IRIX and AIX. I admire them for the work that they allowed me to do and isn't that what it's all about?

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