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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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[3]: Software Souls
by jack_perry on Tue 15th Nov 2011 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Software Souls"
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

"Up until this very day, it's the only piece of software that had a soul, an identity that went above and beyond colour schemes, themes, and icons. Even after ten years, I still can't explain or put into words the feeling BeOS gave me. Even today, when I see a screenshot or somebody mentions it, my heart makes a little jump."

Did... did BeOS have Thom's child or something? Wikipedia doesn't back up the assertion that it had a "soul". Classic Mac, Amiga, and NeXT enthusiasts have been saying basically the same things about their own computers since the late 80s, and it's just bizarrely arrogant to see someone say BeOS was the "only" piece of software that deserves this title.


Hey, another Amiga user! Finally, someone who understands that Be fanboys are morons! (Think twice about that thumbs-down button, buddy -- that's just my opinion.)

Have you been reading OSNews long? After a while, you'll get used to it, roll your eyes, and say, "Yeah, that's just Thom." & maybe one day you'll bestir yourself to do something about it & contribute something. Most of us just whine about, though. :-P

Edited 2011-11-15 16:24 UTC

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RE[4]: Software Souls
by Hexadecima on Wed 16th Nov 2011 00:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Software Souls"
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2010-09-01

I have, I've just generally avoided Be-related posts because I didn't understand the appeal. Serves me right for giving the topic a chance, I guess. It's just so painful to see a sub-group of the obscure OS fandom not learn from their forerunners. Can't Be people see the Amiga users and realise how crazy they must sound to everyone else? ;)

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