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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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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Ahh... the BeOS
by BeOSJim on Tue 15th Nov 2011 01:43 UTC
BeOSJim
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2010-01-20

When I started using the BeOS, I was working in Microsoft tech support. I remember the first time I saw that big 500MB demo video... how cool was that! I made some artwork and themes for it, lots of fun, they were even included on a CD. It was neat to have a 200Mhz system boot in seven seconds (after POST) to a desktop with HDD activity stopped. That blew some minds when I would demo it...

It had its issues, but I still won't part with my BeOS install media.

I have moved on (grown up?) to a Linux install with Windows in a VM for one app.

I remember checking BeNews daily for the news...OS News fills that gap nicely.

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