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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Comment by Actinium
by Actinium on Tue 15th Sep 2009 12:50 UTC
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This article brings back so much memories..

I used to have a pentium 3 800Mhz back in 2001 to play around with. I tried so much operating system on it that nothing thrills me anymore. Its always KDE or Gnome anyway..

then i downloaded this BeOS cd image and installed it..
The first impression was WTF!! did i just got a new computer? Everything was so fast, smooth and snappy, and i was playing the tea pot program on it.. I just couldnt believe my eyes..

I sticked with BeOS for 1 whole month until i need the computer to go back to windows for some assignments.. The news BeOS died greatly sadden me but the performance of it left a deep impression on me till today..

BeOS just didnt get the fair chance to compete with the big guys.. SAD SAD SAD...

I believe if Apple had use BeOS as the base of OSx, the OSx today will certainly be very much better than the leopard we have today..

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RE: Comment by Actinium
by ari-free on Tue 15th Sep 2009 17:30 in reply to "Comment by Actinium"
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"BeOS just didnt get the fair chance to compete with the big guys.. SAD SAD SAD... "

The amiga had its day. You could go to a computer store and find amiga games in boxes on the shelves. Many came out *before* the pc versions because the amiga was so much better than pc's in those days. Amiga had killer apps and it certainly wasn't a deposit for old ports and copies.
Haiku didn't have that day yet. It was going to: all these apps were lined up including steinberg, nuendo, etc. poof! focus shift! all gone.

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