Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:00 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Ultimately, Haiku represents a different way of viewing your personal computer. If you think that software shouldn't be riddled with bugs and incompatibilities and inefficiencies, if you hate being forced to swap out your hardware and software every few years because 'upgrades' have rendered them obsolete, and if you find that the idea of using an operating system that's fast, responsive, and simple is refreshingly novel and appealing, then maybe, just maybe, Haiku is for you." What fascinates me the most is that Haiku's not working on a tablet version. How delightfully quaint.
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RE[4]: Uh what
by zlynx on Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Uh what"
zlynx
Member since:
2005-07-20

Really UNIX started as a programmer's operating system.

When it was written, computers were too expensive to dedicate to one person, so UNIX was made multi-user and time-sharing so programmers could share a machine.

Later that made it a good OS for servers too.

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RE[5]: Uh what
by moondevil on Sun 29th Apr 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Uh what"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I would say that all time-sharing systems in the early days of computing were what we know today as server systems.

There were no personal computers on those days.

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RE[6]: Uh what
by zima on Mon 30th Apr 2012 22:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Uh what"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_personal_computers#The_begi... (or not mentioned in that wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_9800_series_desktop_computers ; or http://www.wang2200.org/ but that's 1973 so pushing it)

I'd say at least the Datapoint 2200 can be safely counted as personal computer, and it's from "those days" - contemporary to UNIX beginnings.

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