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[10]: Sarcasm much?
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 07:46 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Sarcasm much?"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

RISCOS was ugly because the graphics look dated, the window dressing is poorly rendered and looks cluttered, the mouse pointer is ugly, the later versions that allowed more chrome on the windows just make it look worse.

Oh come on, the mouse pointer? How can something so simple be even described as ugly? ;) (and I like its function of showing if "wait for 2nd click in double-click" is still active - it would probably make things easier during introductory ~education of computer-illiterates)

But yeah, cluttered & "more chrome" UI - later Amiga setups also displayed this... disease. What was is it about, anyway? The usual ricer mindset, trying to fancy out their otherwise under-performing desktops?

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RE[11]: Sarcasm much?
by henderson101 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 16:35 in reply to "RE[10]: Sarcasm much?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Here you go:

http://www.abload.de/img/arculator-riscos-erryj7.png

That ugly blue on blue arrow is the mouse pointer.

Here's the RISCOS 2 !Desktop. It looks like someone drew it in Microsoft Paint!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Risc_OS_311_Desktop.p...

Here's a shot of the later !Desktop... faux stone look, NICE! Ugly blue on blue mouse pointer in tow.

http://www.heyrick.co.uk/random/roconfig2.jpeg

Another one:

http://productsdb.riscos.com/images/riscos.gif

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RE[12]: Sarcasm much?
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 20:43 in reply to "RE[11]: Sarcasm much?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, maybe. Though I didn't remember the pointer as ugly, from toying around with a more recent RISCOS version under emu - which I just launched, to check if perhaps the colours changed.

They didn't, it's also this blue-on-blue (Dune? ;p ); but I must conclude the pointer looks somewhat better in action ;)

Here's the RISCOS 2 !Desktop. It looks like someone drew it in Microsoft Paint!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Risc_OS_311_Desktop.p...

That's more like 3.11? ;)

Not disagreeing with you at all WRT faux stone look and such - as I said, this was a plague also on the Amiga.

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