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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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 Actinium
by Actinium on Tue 15th Nov 2011 09:47 UTC
Actinium
Member since:
2009-09-15

I love BeOS..

i am always sadden by the fact that it is not the base of the osx today..

as always in the tech world, the best product might not be the best selling product..

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RE: Comment by Actinium
by tylerdurden on Tue 15th Nov 2011 17:29 in reply to "Comment by Actinium"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

In what regard was BeOS a "better" product than NeXTStep?

Other than its file system, BeOS was rather pedestrian when compared to what NeXT was bringing to the table.

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RE[2]: Comment by Actinium
by ivanrd on Tue 15th Nov 2011 19:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by Actinium"
ivanrd Member since:
2011-11-09

In what regard was BeOS a "better" product than NeXTStep?

Other than its file system, BeOS was rather pedestrian when compared to what NeXT was bringing to the table.


Perfect blue wallpaper and cute yellow tabs are not enough for you?
Seriously: Easy of use-right click and you have all OS.

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RE[2]: Comment by Actinium
by transputer_guy on Tue 15th Nov 2011 21:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Actinium"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

Nextstep was the most regarded OS+apps at the time but Next was already lost. I thinks they never sold more than a few thousand boxes, I doubt they sold many of the $700 Openstep kits either, I was tempted though.

BeOS had the potential to get so much better than what most people were using and was available for $100 and sort of free with the PE version. Apple's decline was Steve's great fortune to rebuild Next inside Apple, a great symbiosis I suppose.

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