Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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BeOS the best?
by dcioccarelli on Tue 10th Feb 2009 22:10 UTC
dcioccarelli
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2009-02-10

I'm well aware that all operating systems have their advantages and disadvantages, but when Be arrived in 1996 (PowerPC) it could hardly be compared with NeXT which had been available since the late 80's (and which did multi user).

BeOS _was_ a good but not the best.

Dom.

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RE: BeOS the best?
by AbuHassan on Tue 10th Feb 2009 22:46 in reply to "BeOS the best?"
AbuHassan Member since:
2008-08-26

I'm well aware that all operating systems have their advantages and disadvantages, but when Be arrived in 1996 (PowerPC) it could hardly be compared with NeXT which had been available since the late 80's (and which did multi user).

BeOS _was_ a good but not the best.

Dom.


It depends how one defines "the best" I suppose.

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RE: BeOS the best?
by helf on Wed 11th Feb 2009 14:07 in reply to "BeOS the best?"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

hey, there is only room for one obsessive NeXT user on OSN, and I'm not leaving! ;P

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RE: BeOS the best?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:02 in reply to "BeOS the best?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm well aware that all operating systems have their advantages and disadvantages, but when Be arrived in 1996 (PowerPC) it could hardly be compared with NeXT which had been available since the late 80's (and which did multi user).


As operating systems go, they were quite different. BeOS was smaller and lighter/faster, while NeXT was more robust (especially in terms of RAD tools); BeOS stuck with the document-centric philosophies of the original MacOS, while NeXT focused more on application-centrism - etc, etc, etc.

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