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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I hope it doesnt
by ChrisA on Tue 30th Dec 2008 01:56 UTC
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Get turned over to the BeOS wannabes, Roberto Dohnert of PC/OS or ZevenOS's Lars. If it gets turned over to them, the sites done.

Long life to BeBits, heres hoping PC/OS and ZevenOS go to hell.

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not likely
by jonas.kirilla on Tue 30th Dec 2008 14:37 in reply to "I hope it doesnt"
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Someone pushing a Linux-based "BeOS" is not likely to see much value in BeBits. 1: The software published on BeBits will not run on Linux. 2: Popular Linux distros use a package manager of some kind. I think that is where you're supposed to look first, for additional software, rather than visiting a product-specific website or a software catalogue (like BeBits).

I find it unlikely that someone would find value in changing BeBits' focus from BeOS/Zeta/Haiku to something else. The only non-BeOS synergy I can think of would be adding Syllable as a supported platform, but this too is unlikely. I don't think they'd be interested and they are clearly capable of creating their own infrastructure.

Edited 2008-12-30 14:42 UTC

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