Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Dec 2008 17:10 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives A long time ago, when Windows was busy crashing into walls, when the Mac OS was running around naked in the woods looking for someone to protect its memory, and when Linux was frantically jumping up and down with a lollipop in its mouth, we were blessed with the BeOS. It was new, free of legacy nonsense, fast, and designed from the ground-up to make sense (which it didn't, but at least they tried). It could do all sorts of fancy stuff that the other operating systems could only dream of, but at the same time, trivial things like actually getting networking and the internet to work brought it to its knees. Sadly, it didn't make it because Windows and the Mac OS were bullying BeOS, and of course it didn't help that BeOS' parents didn't really know anything about the real world either. The community around BeOS, however, never really died out, and the central hub, BeBits, weathered all storms. It found a new owner today.
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Long Live BeBits
by Bobthearch on Mon 29th Dec 2008 20:33 UTC
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

Glad to see that BeBits is being passed on, rather than fading away as many sites do. For those of us who still use BeOS occasionally, BeBits is a priceless resource.

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