Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 23:40 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BeOS & Derivatives "As World+Dog gets its head around Windows Vista, lets look back at an operating system that might have been a contender, very nearly becoming Apple's next-generation OS and, but for Linux, almost certainly the key alternative to Windows on x86. Ladies and gentlemen, who remembers BeOS?"
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Uhm
by Tanner on Wed 31st Jan 2007 00:48 UTC
Tanner
Member since:
2005-07-06

I've seen more in-depth articles about Beos in the Past.
This one does not tell anything more. I also think it doesn't put much attention to Haiku... which indeed is the most important thing in BeOS world right now (you can argue that Zeta is the most important piece of software right now: i still don't think so.)

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RE: Uhm
by konkat on Wed 31st Jan 2007 00:55 in reply to "Uhm"
konkat Member since:
2005-11-13

Agreed, this article had nothing new. I was expecting a forecast as to where things "might-have-been" had it been chosen as the basis for OSX. Actually that was the OSnews tag for this article ...

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RE[2]: Uhm
by ari-free on Wed 31st Jan 2007 01:21 in reply to "RE: Uhm"
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2007-01-22

MacOS today (it would not be called "X") would probably look a lot like OS 9, very responsive, no objective C or any flashy effects. They would have kept the usability experts like Tog.

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