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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My BeOS PC...
by JacobMunoz on Fri 16th Oct 2009 15:54 UTC
JacobMunoz
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2006-03-17

...a meager 766Mhz 512MB Athlon with ISA soundcard, and BT484 video capture card booted in 8.6 seconds!

Then, after the startup music - absolute silence. No mysterious hard drive activity, period.

And true drag-and-drop drivers. THAT made BeOS stand out!

And the only "hourglass icon" I ever saw was part of an application that rendered landscapes (which took a few seconds). I absolutely HATE hourglass icons - no matter how pretty they try to make them, it's just decoration for a total failure of design. Whether it's Vista & 7's "ring of eternity", OS X's "magical pinwheel of duh", or the completely retarded XP "pointer + hourglass" which means what exactly:

"Oh, the system's having a seizure. But you might as well try to click something and bring it totally to it's knees."

It makes me miss 1999.

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RE: My BeOS PC...
by umccullough on Fri 16th Oct 2009 16:43 in reply to "My BeOS PC..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And the only "hourglass icon" I ever saw was part of an application that rendered landscapes (which took a few seconds).


Funny, I thought BeOS never even had an hourglass cursor created for it...

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RE[2]: My BeOS PC...
by JacobMunoz on Fri 16th Oct 2009 18:26 in reply to "RE: My BeOS PC..."
JacobMunoz Member since:
2006-03-17

Yes, I believe they had to actually design their own hourglass (it was a clock-style animation) for the app - as such a horrible thing was not part of BeOS. And you only saw the custom cursor when the app was selected, outside of the app all was normal and pointy.

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