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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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[6]: Software Souls
by Hexadecima on Tue 15th Nov 2011 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Software Souls"
Hexadecima
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2010-09-01

That being said, now that the site has mysteriously allowed me to see the bottom half of your post, I accept your thorough justification for the original claim, and would say "that's the sort of thing Thom should have said/linked in the first place."

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RE[7]: Software Souls
by Laurence on Tue 15th Nov 2011 15:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Software Souls"
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That being said, now that the site has mysteriously allowed me to see the bottom half of your post, I accept your thorough justification for the original claim, and would say "that's the sort of thing Thom should have said/linked in the first place."

If he had, then he would have been going off topic. This article wasn't about BeOS specifically nor Thom's perceptions of it. This article was about Jean-Louis Gassee's views.

So given the topic of the article, Thom's own rationalisation is irrelevant. (Plus his (and others) views on BeOS has been posted so many times in the past that most of us have heard it all before anyway)

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RE[8]: Software Souls
by Hexadecima on Tue 15th Nov 2011 21:45 in reply to "RE[7]: Software Souls"
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2010-09-01

Hence the option of just linking to it—or does OSNews never expect to get new readers? (Put an emoticon here, of your choice.)

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