Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 17th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces So many operating systems and so many graphical desktop environments... This article is a comparison of the UI and usability of several Desktop Environments (DEs), that have been widely used, admired and reviled: Windows XP Luna, BeOS 6 (Dano/Zeta), Mac OS X Aqua and Unix's KDE and Gnome. Read on which one got our best score on our long term test and usage.
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"Dead" BeOS
by Hank on Tue 18th Mar 2003 15:09 UTC

Chris Simmons, "You do realize that Zeta is coming out this year, from YellowTab, right? They're far from dead, imho. ;) "

As I said in the post, "dead" doesn't mean obliterated. There will be a core of loyal users who will continue on with BeOS. However the dream of reaching critical mass and having widespread acceptance is dead. Just look at BeOS from 1999 and look at BeOS today. In 1999 it had the potential of catching on, today it has zero chance of doing so. That's a reality. That doesn't mean people shouldn't continue to sell it or use it, or that anyone will. As I said, I'll probably buy a copy of Zeta for nostalgia purposes. If you think it will ever reach a significant percentage of the installed platforms, even 1%, then I think you are living in fantasy land.