Linked by Kevin Miller on Thu 15th Oct 2009 22:16 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today marks an entire week of using Haiku as my primary operating system. This is my first PC to get the most out of any BeOS related operating system to date. My old 200MHz Toshiba ran R5 PE just fine but without any networking. My eMachine ran Zeta just fine, but once again, there were networking issues (and Zeta was pronounced dead around this time). In the age of the Internet, this pretty much forced me away from BeOS and its decendants until now.
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ari-free
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2007-01-22

What people used to say about mozilla:
"If you are not interested in a browser that actually works adequately and without major slow-downs and crashes, then sure, it's a good deal. But if you are into the Internet age, then Mozilla doesn't cut it. Let's face it and not hide behind our finger for the sake of supporting a browser project. I loved Netscape , I like Mozilla as an idea, and I wish the best for the project. But I would never use it as my main browser. It doesn't do anything that I want to do properly."

Fortunately the mozilla people didn't really care and despite IE dominance and AOL despair (http://www.jwz.org/gruntle/nomo.html), they pulled off firefox and now it is very popular.

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REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

playing devil's advocate, Mozilla was in a slightly different position as it could be installed along side IE without having to reboot or do anything else with the computer.

Which is not to say that it's not a great OS, as i too was blown away by BE R5 at the speed and layout of the UI.Im currently downloading the alpha to, which from screen shots and reviews hints at something which is classed as a beta with other OS's/Software

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

"playing devil's advocate, Mozilla was in a slightly different position as it could be installed along side IE without having to reboot or do anything else with the computer."

At that time, IE dominance was so strong that there was a real concern that eventually you wouldn't be able to use the web without IE. If mozilla wasn't amazingly successful, it would've been a pointless waste of time. People criticized mozilla all the time. But they didn't give up.

Now we have webkit and gecko and it is very easy for any altOS to have a browser that actually works. Haiku isn't doomed; it just needs more help on bezilla and the webkit browser.

Edited 2009-10-16 17:56 UTC

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