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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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: if apple bought BE
by SamuraiCrow on Wed 16th Nov 2011 05:16 UTC in reply to "if apple bought BE"
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If Commodore had bought Apple, they wouldn't have needed a new OS as badly since they would have been running AmigaOS.

Apple even hired Carl Sassenrath after he helped write AmigaOS. He suggested they trash Mac System 1 and start over. Then they wouldn't have needed either NeXT or BeOS.

There are all sorts of what-if's that can be applied to situations like this.

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