Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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Amix
Member since:
2006-10-18

I always wanted to try BeOS. But I never managed to buy any PC hardware. Maybe I should try Haiku sometime ;)

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Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Seems a pretty odd excuse to me. BeOS was available for both PC and PowerPC (i.e., Macs). The PowerPC edition was actually available for over 2 years before an x86 release came out in March '98.

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

That's true. But in real life BeOS PPC actually ran on only a very small selection of Mac and Mac-compatible computers.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but there were very few programs available for BeOS PPC; most BeOS apps are for the Intel version only.

Installing BeOS PPC was no treat either; the installer was an Apple Extension Panel item that was only compatible with certain versions of MacOS.

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