Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jul 2015 22:23 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

Hello, it has been some time since my last article, in the meantime I continued to improve things out and since I changed some important parts of the media_kit, I think it's correct to notify the community about new and 'old' features added recently. This is an article mostly written for application developers, but I tried to explain the improvements made with simple words so I hope it will be interesting to anyone.

Of all the alternative operating systems from the golden days (2000-2005 or so), Haiku is one of the very few - possibly the only one - still going strong. And by "going strong" I mean seeing a ton of development seemingly without seeing a sort of definitive release. They're trying to reach zero by endlessly dividing by 2, it seems, getting ever so much closer to zero without actually getting there.

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The reason for not being able to use BeOS or Zeta code is that both were closed source and Zeta was found to be an illegal release even if their obtainment, development and sales agreement for Dano was indeed legal whilst Be.Inc STILL was around, that was no longer the case after the demise of Be according to ACCESS corp and later also the German district court.

Bernd Korz (former owner of yellowtab) used to have a website describing why they stopped selling Zeta and why the legal hurdles vs potential economical benefits of contesting those hurdles would not be advantageous to pursue no matter how much he loved the BeOS.

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