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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One OS to rule them all?
by Sabon on Wed 14th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
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I use to SERIOUSLY work with more than a dozen different brands of OSs that ran on PC hardware, Mac hardware, and some other hardware.

What did I find out? I found out that there is no one OS to rule them all. For some things OS exhibit A works best for one thing where another OS is better at another.

I also found that I really like that the OSs were different. I found that I was learning a lot more about the OSs that I had been using up to the point that I started wondering what BeOS and Linux and UNIX were all about, the name a few.

I agree that BeOS was not the prettiest OS but it was FAST and could run 16 videos at once and you could click from one video to the other and it would change the audio that you were hearing as fast as you could click.

While it might not have been the actual first in history, it was the first OS that I saw graphical page turning where you saw both sides of the page as if you had a newspaper and you were slowing turning the page. VERY COOL. This is back before OS had "invented fire". Many jokes there. But Windows was absolutely in the stone age during this time.

I'm not at home right now to see all the BeOS versions and apps that I bought back then but I still have them on my shelf. When BeOS went under I used it for about six more months and then I think BeProductive put out something saying they were ceasing production of their app (which I have three versions of). I was pissed off so I wiped BeOS from my computers. Sad say.

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