Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by Eddyspeeder on Mon 14th Sep 2009 15:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Eddyspeeder
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2006-05-10

Oh come on, let's be fair! Even back then we *all* knew that the lawsuit was aimed solely at getting a settlement.

The reason why: it was the only thing JLG could still do for the shareholders: get them their money back.

It would make no sense continuing to sue Microsoft on end. Lawyers would be stalling the process for years just to raise cost; losing would mean no money whatsoever; a lawsuit of a "small" company like Be, Inc. could never lead to a substantial change in the conduct of Microsoft. So there was no point not settling.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Mon 14th Sep 2009 18:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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2007-11-23

Well, you may be right. Anyway - it always hurts to see the situation like that one: bigger eats smaller, even though smaller is more innovative and feature-rich. Sad.

But it's great we have BeOS finally back! Go Haiku! ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by Eddyspeeder on Mon 14th Sep 2009 22:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Absolutely, I'm thrilled! A big high-five, Marc!

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