Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Nov 2011 21:32 UTC, submitted by cristoper
Apple It's no secret OSNews has a bit of a thing for the BeOS. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but relatively speaking, BeOS was the best operating system ever made. The man who started all this was Jean-Louis Gassee, former executive at Apple, who founded Be, Inc. in 1991. In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS. Be didn't make it, and Gassee is happier for it.
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Comment by dragossh
by dragossh on Mon 14th Nov 2011 23:41 UTC
dragossh
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2008-12-16

Anyone else feeling that Haiku doesn't give them the same fuzzy feelings BeOS did? When I used Dano/Zeta I always got a feeling that I was in control, that the OS worked for me, that .. damn, it is indeed hard to put into words that feeling. Not the same with Haiku, sadly ;)

That said, I'm glad Apple didn't pick Be. They'd probably be gone by now. They didn't need a new OS as much as they needed Jobs back.

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RE: Comment by dragossh
by Morgan on Mon 14th Nov 2011 23:51 in reply to "Comment by dragossh"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'll admit, Haiku isn't "doing it for me" quite the way BeOS did. I think it's more that the world has moved beyond the need for an OS like BeOS or Haiku, rather than any real fault in Haiku itself (incomplete as the OS is).

I say that because I can run real BeOS r5 full screen in a VM, faster than it ever was on my 2001 era hardware, and with full virtual device support (well, VESA Accepted video mode, but everything else is fine). It just doesn't have that zing that it had back in those days. I do still enjoy playing in it and comparing it to Haiku though! ;)

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RE: Comment by dragossh
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Nov 2011 01:44 in reply to "Comment by dragossh"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

When I used Dano/Zeta I always got a feeling that I was in control


Never got that feeling from Zeta. It was like Dano, only it sucked.

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RE[2]: Comment by dragossh
by zizban on Tue 15th Nov 2011 03:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by dragossh"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

I used Dano and sucked pretty bad. Zeta was better by comparison but not much. If you used Zeta and never used BeOS, you were missing out.

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RE: Comment by dragossh
by v_bobok on Tue 15th Nov 2011 10:38 in reply to "Comment by dragossh"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

It's just the feeling of the whole "alpha" thing. That will get better.

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RE: Comment by dragossh
by BluenoseJake on Tue 15th Nov 2011 16:45 in reply to "Comment by dragossh"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Oh, don't kid yourself, they needed a new OS, and badly. Jobs was just gravy

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RE[2]: Comment by dragossh
by dragossh on Tue 15th Nov 2011 18:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by dragossh"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Looking back, without Jobs they'd probably not be as successful as they are today. Heck, maybe they wouldn't even exist anymore.

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RE: Comment by dragossh
by mrAmiga500 on Tue 15th Nov 2011 19:13 in reply to "Comment by dragossh"
mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

Anyone else feeling that Haiku doesn't give them the same fuzzy feelings BeOS did?


I agree. I've been following Haiku for the past 10 years (even before it was called Haiku) and I'm sad to say it still isn't as good as BeOS R5. My computer dual boots Haiku and BeOS - and I keep going back to BeOS because it's more responsive, more stable (I HATE "kernel debugging land"!) and more... "professional". (lacking the little bits of "clunkiness" you see in Haiku)

I've given up waiting for Haiku. I'm not waiting around until 2016 to see Haiku finally get as good as 2001 BeOS. (just like I'm not waiting until 2018 for AROS to finally get as good as 1993 Amiga Workbench)

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