Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE[2]: Sarcasm much?
by aliquis on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Sarcasm much?"
aliquis
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I guess one way too see it is that Syllable seemed like something which kinda wanted to take the good stuff / hints from BeOS and AmigaOS and use them anyway. But it's not really neither.

Haiku is focused on being what BeOS was. Or at least was focused on that. Rather than being what BeOS could had been, BeOS would had been now or an OS with the same benefits as BeOS but something new.

Similarly AROS always was about being like AmigaOS on x86. Not a modern OS with the benefits of AmigaOS only better.

I liked AmigaOS but I'm not using and wouldn't really want to use AmigaOS now almost 30 years later. I don't really see why that should be your goal. I'd rather have something new.

Your interest and opinion may be different.
There's of course MorphOS and SkyOS to. And IMHO that's a lot of talent and ideas and work put into all those and more products without neither one becoming a larger player as is. They would of course had reached longer if they all had worked on the same product ;) , though then maybe variation and different ideas is better and as some people for whatever reason has mentioned not everyone want Linux and while that was never what I said not everyone might had wanted that Syllable+Haiku+AROS+SkyOS+MorphOS-developers product. Me I might had been interested ;)

Edited 2012-11-13 16:05 UTC

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