Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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RE[2]: Looks
by kad77 on Mon 21st Dec 2009 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Looks"
kad77
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2007-03-20

Worth mentioning, there is a happy medium...

http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/haiku_ui_mockup

http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/ui_and_uig_related_discussi...

Also, the freetype patents have expired (where it counts) - there is no excuse to release alpha2 with horrible looking fonts (like a1)... turn on the hinting please, for the sake of humanity!

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RE[3]: Looks
by helf on Mon 21st Dec 2009 21:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Looks"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I actually like the way that looks. I have no problem with rounded edges, light shadowing, etc... I just hate how overdone it is on most 'modern' systems.

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RE[4]: Looks
by kad77 on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 00:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Looks"
kad77 Member since:
2007-03-20

It's like an om-age to the Copland styling add-on for MacOS 7/8. I can't find a screenshot, but I remember the skin well. "Aaron" ... Great article on lessons on skinnable interfaces regarding this..

http://freshmeat.net/articles/learning-from-kaleidoscope

I think the mockup I referenced is a very tasteful potential update to Haiku update, that keeps the spirit of BeOS and adds a modern touch.

Hopefully it can find its way into R1!

edit: grammar, link

Edited 2009-12-22 00:30 UTC

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