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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RE[2]: What?
by sbergman27 on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:39 UTC 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[3]: What?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

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".


Ah yes, on re-reading I see he was stating exceptions to (rather than degrees of) an absolute. Mea culpa, constant exposure to poor writing must be causing my brain to atrophy (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

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RE[3]: What?
by rockwell on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 15:02 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

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

Nice try, freetard.

Linux rocks on servers. It sucks on the desktop. I've always maintained this stance.

OS X is great, but price for entry is too steep for what you get (even new Mac mini is $100 too much).

AIX is for big iron (doubt you've ever even seen "big iron" but that's another matter).

Rest of them are pointless.

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RE[4]: What?
by sbergman27 on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 15:10 in reply to "RE[3]: What?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Nice try, freetard.

The nice thing about arguing with you is that you do such a great job of destroying your own credibility that I don't even have to clean up. :-D

Edited 2009-10-22 15:10 UTC

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