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[7]: Sarcasm much?
by henderson101 on Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sarcasm much?"
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I have never used it myself, but what I see in films on youtube reminds me a bit of riscos... especially when you have menus opening within menus within menus...

Nothing like RISCOS at all. I've used both and RISCOS is horrible.

I think in terms of interface riscos HAD one of the best interfaces for its time...

I'll have to disagree. Mac OS 8 was one of the best overall user interfaces, bar the menu being stuck at the top of the screen. RISCOS was ugly, crash prone and the user interface paradigms were very unnatural. The file type system (also a Mac OS feature, also irritating) was stupid. File load/save was horrible. I really hated the RISCOS user interface with a vengeance and I was very glad when RISCOS finally died from the mainstream.

I think when/if heiko becomes beta it will be showing its age before it's really been born.

Why? I don't get why people keep saying this. Because it doesn't have alpha blended compositing and GL rendered windows? Seriously?

Maybe all these niche os developers hould get together and actualy build together an OS that stands a chance of being used by more than a handfull of people. Instead of starting something that will ultimately be left uncompleted

If you really don't understand the motivation and you don't understand the reasoning, I suggest you pack up, cut your losses, delete you OS News account and go home. Geekism is not for you ;-)

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