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 In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS.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[2]: Comment by dragossh
by dragossh on Tue 15th Nov 2011 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dragossh"
dragossh
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Looking back, without Jobs they'd probably not be as successful as they are today. Heck, maybe they wouldn't even exist anymore.

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RE[3]: Comment by dragossh
by Morgan on Tue 15th Nov 2011 23:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dragossh"
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2005-06-29

I think that's the general consensus. I still remember the first time I saw the original iMac in person; I was elated that it wasn't another boring beige box connected to a generic monitor. Even though the OS hadn't changed, the hardware was breathtaking (at the time). And I wasn't really even into Macs or the MacOS that much back then.

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by BluenoseJake on Wed 16th Nov 2011 11:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dragossh"
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2005-08-11

It's true, I agree, but without a modern OS, they wouldn't have survived either. MacOS was woefully behind it's competitors at the time, without virtual memory, and a few failed attempts to build a new OS, they were doomed if they didn't buy something.

Edited 2011-11-16 11:49 UTC

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