Linked by Alfonso Martinez on Tue 20th Oct 2009 22:51 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Since I encountered BeOS 5 Personal Edition, my experience with BeOS PE led me to purchase the BeOS 5 Professional Edition, which I used for some years. I am not ashamed to say that I love using this OS. After the demise of Be Corp., I still used BeOS as my "main OS" since it would do everything that I needed to do, except for gaming and academic works. I closely followed all the developments of the BeOS contenders after Be's fall... Until Zeta OS became the leading standard for a short time. I purchased every Zeta OS release that YellowTab produced. It is currently my favorite BeOS version today.
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What?
by rockwell on Wed 21st Oct 2009 17:42 UTC
rockwell
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2005-09-13

// since it would do everything that I needed to do, except for gaming and academic works.//

So ... it didn't do everything you needed it to do.

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RE: What?
by righard on Wed 21st Oct 2009 17:45 in reply to "What?"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

... You can read!

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RE[2]: What?
by rockwell on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 15:03 in reply to "RE: What?"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

... You can't see the point! It just went over your head!

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RE: What?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:01 in reply to "What?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Eh, that battle was lost long ago - even professional writers seem to have forgotten that you cannot have degrees of an absolute (just this morning, I read a newspaper *headline* that included the phrase "very unique" and there's my personal favourite, "more/less free").

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RE[2]: What?
by sbergman27 on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:39 in reply to "RE: What?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Eh, that battle was lost long ago - even professional writers seem to have forgotten that you cannot have degrees of an absolute

This is nothing at all wrong with saying "everything except <list>". I'm not sure whether or not I would have put in the comma. And it might have been a problem if the comma had been a period. But the way it is written is perfectly fine, and a completely different situation than "very unique".

I think rockwell is just looking for another angle on bashing a non-MS OS, as per usual.

Edited 2009-10-21 19:44 UTC

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RE: What?
by righard on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:50 in reply to "What?"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

What would be a correct way of using the word 'except' then?

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RE[2]: What?
by aaronb on Wed 21st Oct 2009 21:20 in reply to "RE: What?"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe he wanted to say:
Haiku meats all of my needs excluding the list of items below:
1. Gaming
2. Academic works
(In other words "it would do everything that I needed to do, except for gaming and academic works").

;)
Back on topic, I enjoyed both reviews of Haiku and will give the alpha a go.

Edited 2009-10-21 21:25 UTC

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