Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:16 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes A new Ubuntu-based Linux distribution has arrived, aimed at both Linux newbies and content creators. Boasting "out of the box" multimedia codecs, the freely downloadable PC/OS incorporates the lightweight XFCE desktop, and is said to offer a similar layout to the groundbreaking, but ultimately doomed BeOS.
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Cloning the BeOS
by robertojdohnert on Wed 16th Jul 2008 16:09 UTC
robertojdohnert
Member since:
2005-07-12

" PC/OS is not meant to be a ground up reimplementation of BeOS. I use the BeOS as symbolism. BeOS was a very simple system that was just enough to hit the right spot. I did the same with PC/OS, I hope. I have the BeOS theme and look because basically I loved it as did one of my users when he recommended it and I made a theme for him."

My words. If you want to go knock on someones door and tell them how clueless they are for trying to recreate the BeOS with a Linux kernel, go talk to ZevenOS and tell them how cluessless and stupid they are. You all seem educated, how about you go, learn to read, read the entire site, blog and forums, ask questions instead of shooting off uninformed opinions and hate mail.

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RE: Cloning the BeOS
by JacobMunoz on Wed 16th Jul 2008 17:29 in reply to "Cloning the BeOS"
JacobMunoz Member since:
2006-03-17

"go talk to ZevenOS and tell them how cluessless and stupid they are"

tragically, I don't speak German..

..but you shouldn't take it personally. The idea behind PC/OS isn't bad, it's just misleading when the name "BeOS" is mentioned. I think it's safe to say that any time an OS (or desktop/wm for that matter) brings up the "Be" name, it raises expectations of a real BeOS clone (or api). Especially when the name "Tracker" is involved, eyebrows raise - then tilt to the side - then lower. Mine did.

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RE[2]: Cloning the BeOS
by robertojdohnert on Wed 16th Jul 2008 18:29 in reply to "RE: Cloning the BeOS"
robertojdohnert Member since:
2005-07-12

And I go through great PAINS to clear up the mess. I have never claimed to be a be clone. Its never been my intention to be a Be clone, like I said, those are big shoes to fill. The press sees a yellow WM and they think, "BeOS". This has happened since PC/OS's inception. And if people read the blog, read the site and TALK to me instead of calling PC/OS a lame attempt at something it isnt even trying to do the confusion and their disappointment would be curbed. Im happy to hear people think PC/OS is a lame attempt at cloning BeOS since thats so far from what my goals are. Just a note though, I do know of several users who are Be fans and Be users who told me, they liked what I was doing and that PC/OS is very good. If you go into PC/OS expecting to find BeOS, you will be disappointed, sorry. v2 which is coming out in the fall will have more of the focus on multimedia creation and content creation which is what I want and what I strive for.

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RE[2]: Cloning the BeOS
by robertojdohnert on Wed 16th Jul 2008 20:16 in reply to "RE: Cloning the BeOS"
robertojdohnert Member since:
2005-07-12

" tragically, I don't speak German.. "

Dear ZevenOS developers,

Die Bemühungen Ihrer Gruppe sind ahnungslos und unbrauchbar

Herzlichst

(Whoever is writing them)

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