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LackOfKnack

What's wrong with BeOS?

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Well, a major reason would be: the free version isnt out yet!! BeOS 5, the first free version, will be avalible in the first quarter, or so they state at Be inc.
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Why we aren''t? No reason...
It''s sort of the chicken and the egg
Not many people use BeOS yet, and developers won''t make stuff for it

But BEOS RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So, with Windows there''re advocates and anti-s, and with Linux there''re advocates and anti-s, but with BeOS, just advocates? Nobody has anything bad to say?

Yeah, I was going to buy that $10 demo CD, but by the time it gets to Canada it''ll have cost me $35, so I''ll just wait for V5. It''s supposed to be only 40-60 megs anyway, yay!


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interesting story, the guy who started Be used to be apple''s marketing manager.
youll see a little apple in the BeOS desktop
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I''ve used BeOS and have it installed on my Intel system at home and on a PPC system at work. I''ve only ever used the current release, 4.5.2

I''m not sure if anyone reading this is on the Be User talk mailing list, but there''s been a lot of ranting about Be ''refocusing'' on Internet Appliances.

It seems like a lot of the early adopters felt a bit betrayed when Be made the announcement, but I think it makes sense for them as a company.

I like BeOS a lot, it does a great job of balancing GUI and command line. And it was way easier for me to install Be than Linux was.

I want to develop for BeOS, including the Internet Appliance arena, but its hard to find the time...
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