Old Operating Systems Don’t Die…

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 17, 2009 3:03 PM EDT
Technologizer; By Harry McCracken
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Now this is good tech news in its purest form: After eight years of development, a new operating system called Haiku has been released in alpha form. It’s an open-source reconstruction of BeOS, the mean, lean, multimedia-savvy OS which I really liked when I reviewed it for PC World, um, eleven years ago. (If I recall correctly, I compared it with Windows 98 and an early version of Red Hat Linux.) It’s certainly a happier development than we’re accustomed to hearing about BeOS, a product which failed to become the next-generation Mac OS back in the 1990s and was then sold to Palm for a measly $11 million, whereupon it pretty much vanished except for the occasional legal aftershock.

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Before I was a Linux user... caitlyn 2 766 Sep 17, 2009 10:39 PM

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