Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE: In what sense...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 13th Nov 2012 14:50 UTC in reply to "In what sense..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Oh, back in the late 90's Windows just terminally sucked. Mac OS Sucked. Linux on the desktop wasn't pretty ( visually or functionally). But BeOS... was beautiful and it worked. I only used it on x86, but it fully supported my hardware with zero configuration-- including my tv tuner ( which barely worked in windows without crashing it every 10 minutes). It was awesome. Plus it gave you a haiku in the web browser when an error occurred, that was so cool. Never got around to exploring the api much, just a few hello world programs, plus a port of my senior research program that modeled various high energy particle reactions.

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RE[2]: In what sense...
by zima on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE: In what sense..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

my senior research program that modeled various high energy particle reactions.

That made me wonder: is that what your avatar sort of shows, is it somehow related?

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RE[3]: In what sense...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:43 in reply to "RE[2]: In what sense..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, the avatar is a balloon animal. Clowns make them for the delight of children of all ages. Its the logo for my defunct charity "People for the Ethical Treatment of Balloon Animals" or PETBA for short.

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