Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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by blitze on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 22:12 UTC
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Definately doesn't seem like yesterday to me.

Let's see AMD K6-400
512Mb Ram
Nvidia GeForce2
SoundBlaster Live
CRT 19" or did I have my 17" LCD then can't remember.

Windows 2000
BeOS 5

What I was able to do with BeOS, ah the memories.

Now, Haiku - that's something worthy of runing a dual boot system for along side Vista.

Sorry Linux, you have your place in the computing ecosystem (office back end and limited desktops) but for my home office setup, I can't be bothered dual booting into you for what you bring to the table. Vista allows me to run the apps I need and Haiku when released will provide me with the joy of computing like BeOS did in the old days.

Can't wait too see how Haiku works on a modern Multi CPU/GPU system.

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