Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Aug 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives This summer, too, the Haikuproject is part of the Google Summer of Code event. One of the more interesting projects is the Services Kit (draft document!) by Christophe "Shusui" Huriaux, which is an API to facilitate the creation of native web-enabled programs using standard web protocols and data exchange mechanisms.
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RE[7]: Strain
by Soulbender on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 02:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Strain"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

True, but it depends on wether that is because the hardware is so much better nowadays that every OS can play lots of videos simultaneously or if the OSes themselves have catched up with Beos high level of responsiveness


For the average user it does not matter. Heck, playing 10 mp3's and 6 avi's is entirely pointless anyway. It's the kind of thing you use to show off to your mates before one of them go "sure, that's cool but what can it DO?".

Hell, even copying a large file slows down user interaction in windows/linux from time to time which is probably fine for a server os, but for a desktop os I rather have the file copying 5-10 seconds slower and have a fully interactive system while it copies.


BFS had problems with files too, you know. I remember having a couple of thousand emails in a folder and let me tell you, doing any operation on those files was the slowest filesystem performance I have ever seen.

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RE[8]: Strain
by blitze on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 09:02 in reply to "RE[7]: Strain"
blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

True in it's own - multi videos and audio tracks are useless except for wow factor BUT, considering the hardware and true plug and play in it's day which was the envy of MS, BeOS was a potentially devastating content creation platform.

Unfortunately that was lost by Be Inc loosing focus and changing direction with their hardware ideas.

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