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: Legacy architecture == bad?
by renox on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 09:57 UTC in reply to "Legacy architecture == bad?"
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What people tend to forget is that the people who actually invented and designed the Unix architecture were probably some of the smartest computer engineers of all times. Now if some "random" guys sit down and make a new operating system "from scratch" why would it be necessarily be better?

An argument of authority isn't very convincing..
BeOS was much more responsive than any other OS.
That's a fact not something as vague as 'designer X was more intelligent as design Y'.

I agree with you that the 'layer duplication' of the original article doesn't seem very convincing.

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