Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:33 UTC, submitted by Straylight
BeOS & Derivatives Ars 'reviews' Haiku, and concludes that "at the end of the day, Haiku may not be much more than an interesting diversion, something to play with on a spare bit of hardware on a rainy afternoon just for a bit of fun. But even if it amounts to no more than that, Haiku is still worth checking out." The article is a bit scant on content, but it does give me the opportunity to link to my review of Haiku alpha 1 from 3 years ago. I try Haiku every now and then to see if that review needs an update, but it always amounts to 'it got a bit more stable' - which is fantastic, but not a reason to redo it.
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RE: Still...
by moondevil on Thu 10th Jan 2013 08:18 UTC in reply to "Still..."
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A cool multimedia OS coded in C++, which wasn't another UNIX clone.

Sometiems I wonder how would Mac OS X turned out to be, if BeOS was the chosen one.

Sadly I have to agree with Ars, as I don't see anyone really willing to invest on it.

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RE[2]: Still...
by henderson101 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 11:36 in reply to "RE: Still..."
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Fairly sure Apple would no longer exist as a public company.

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RE[3]: Still...
by moondevil on Thu 10th Jan 2013 12:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Still..."
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Most probably, although I think they have more to thank to the iPod than Mac OS X.

Apple's "openness" to open standard and collaboration in some open source projects was only a matter of survival and the integration of the NeXTSTEP engineers.

I clearly remember how the company used to behave in the old days.

As they are now going back to, actually.

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by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Still..."
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Fairly sure Apple would no longer exist as a public company.

Damn, such a waste of wonderful opportunity.

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