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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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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RE[4]: Software Souls
by MOS6510 on Tue 15th Nov 2011 05:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Software Souls"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

It's obviously the wrong opinion. Amiga's and their AmigaOS had/have soul.

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RE[5]: Software Souls
by zima on Wed 16th Nov 2011 17:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Software Souls"
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...sold, early in their life, to the Devil.

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RE[6]: Software Souls
by MOS6510 on Wed 16th Nov 2011 20:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Software Souls"
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2011-05-12

The Amiga was intended to be a gaming console. Commodore made it in to a real computer.

It's difficult to tell which path would have taken it the furthest, but I enjoyed using it as a real computer. Well, it did end up as a gaming console as the CD32, but that wasn't a long lasting success even though it was at first.

So it's a bit sad with Steve's passing away and people looking back computing history seemed to have been about IBM PCs vs Apple Macs. No mention of Commodore, Atari or Sinclair. Nobody I knew or met had a PC or a Mac. Only companies did.

Home computers surely dominated the scene in the 80s and they were a lot more fun than a PC or Mac.

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