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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ba1l
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2007-09-08

But you can count them as different OS than Desktop ones.


They are a completely different OS. That's not really up for debate.

They share: A common binary format (PE EXE files), and some API calls (the common Win32 API subset). Despite this, they are neither binary nor source compatible, and aside from some aspects of the API being similar, everything beneath that level (the kernel) or above that level (the entire userland) is entirely different.

It's as much of a different OS as the Xbox 360's, basically.

From a practical point of view, that means that Windows itself doesn't exist on ARM.

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