Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jan 2018 00:43 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

In late 2002, decided to combat falling ad revenue by charging admission to its archives of computing content. I have first-hand experience tring to harvest enough revenue from the Internet to pay operating costs, and fully support Byte's decision to move to a subscription model. However, my BeView columns on are now virtually hidden from search engines and thus from the Internet, and hundreds of incoming links (which now redirect to a subscription page) might as well be broken.

The BeOS content I provided to over the two years I wrote for them is tailored to a very specific niche audience. BeOS itself is, for practical intents and purposes, completely dead. Even though these articles were surprisingly well-trafficked at the time, it is hard for me to imagine that anyone would pay for access to the Byte archives just to read a few old nuggets.

Scot Hacker's BeOS columns for Byte, neatly archived. What an amazing treasure trove. I don't think this archive is new by any means, but it's the first time I've seen it.

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RE: Hobbiest or Madman?
by LaceySnr on Wed 17th Jan 2018 03:37 UTC in reply to "Hobbiest or Madman?"
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Meh, who cares if it's fun? Recently got Haiku booting natively on my current PC for the first time (always had USB 3 issues prior) and also just installed my copy of BeOS R5 Pro again onto a Pentium II machine I built. Good times!

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