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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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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by anarchisttomato on Tue 15th Nov 2011 16:55 UTC
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If BeOS were used, the interface would probably have been much better. As an occasional Mac user, I find the interface much like some weird minimalist X Windows desktop from the '90s that's only 270K big. Much prettier of course, but still weird (KDE user here).

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RE: interface
by SamuraiCrow on Wed 16th Nov 2011 05:20 in reply to "interface"
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If the interface were standardized around one OS's influence, sure. The fact of the matter was that BeOS and its brainchild, Haiku, are more efficient about the way they use the screen real-estate.

(A MacOSX 10.6 user here.)

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