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[2]: In what sense...
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE: In what sense..."
henderson101
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2006-05-30

It wasn't really. Amiga was just another OS. Most of the key developers at Be, especially to begin with, were Mac based or ex-Apple. Benoit Schillings, Steve Sakoman, Erich Ringewald and Bob Herold were at any rate. I'll quote myself here: http://www.osnews.com/thread?514205

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RE[3]: In what sense...
by moondevil on Wed 14th Nov 2012 08:39 in reply to "RE[2]: In what sense..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

For me it was, because of its multimedia pedigree.

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RE[4]: In what sense...
by henderson101 on Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:20 in reply to "RE[3]: In what sense..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

That is more co-incidence rather than design. Be didn't go with multimedia right away, and the OS was written almost from the moment the hardware (Hobbit based) was in a position to be used. When the OS was being written, it was Benoit, Bob and Erich... all Macophiles. Erich also worked on Pink, so that has a lot more to do with the direction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taligent#Pink_and_Blue

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RE[3]: In what sense...
by henderson101 on Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:16 in reply to "RE[2]: In what sense..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

An I get down voted for being right? Democracy.. lol.

I know we Europeans find it hard to believe, as Amiga was ubiquitous here - Amiga was fairly niche in the US. It certainly wasn't perceived as a serious machine by many consumers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Amiga#Amiga_in_the_Unit...

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