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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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 anarchisttomato on Tue 15th Nov 2011 16:55 UTC
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If BeOS were used, the interface would probably have been much better. As an occasional Mac user, I find the interface much like some weird minimalist X Windows desktop from the '90s that's only 270K big. Much prettier of course, but still weird (KDE user here).

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