Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Aug 2001 05:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS AtheOS is a modern, free (GPLed) Operating System written from scratch in C++. A big chunk of the OS is POSIX compliant, supports multiprocessing and it is GUI-oriented (fully OOP). Today we are hosting an interesting interview with the AtheOS creator, Kurt Skauen. Kurt is talking about his views on binary compatibility in future versions, multithreading and the future of his OS in general.
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Stretching life just a few days longer...
by Jared Falvo on Tue 28th Aug 2001 17:46 UTC

If Palm does nothing with BeOS or kills it entirely, the fact that BeOS can still be run on your computer will be utterly meaningless. Why? Because it still has it's flaws/weaknessess, it still has no browser support that can go to the places you can in IE5, it still doesn't have BONE, it still doesn't have hardware OpenGL, it still doesn't have the wide support of the public, etc. ad nauseum. I jumped ship long ago and I am grateful I did, for look where we are today. I sure wouldn't want to be still holding onto my BeOS R5 Pro CD today, no siree. I'm hoping Palm continues support/upgrades for BeOS, but if it doesn't, we have few options but any freeware/opensource offerings in the taste of AtheOS, BlueOS, OpenBeOS, etc. All very poor replacements for the original BeOS, considering none of them are anywhere near as far along as BeOS is/was. OpenBeOS..."we're still in discussions". *sigh* The most hopeful I've been in months... and I'm brought to the realization that no one is doing anything but TALKING ABOUT IT?!? Arrrgh! Whatever... at least I have an OS that I *can* use to do anything and everything I need/want. Windows 98 SE... "I hate you, but you're all I've got".