On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 11:06:16PM -0400, D ONeill mentioned:
> Happened to notice that BeOS 5.0 is also available as a tarball for
> Linux. I dloaded but have not yet installed. Look forward to
> experimenting on Monday, my one day off. Would like to hear from others
> who have checked it out. Looks to me as if MS is now the only major OS
> out there now that is not *nix based.
I wouldn't called BeOS unix based - it has a shell. That's it. And it's
a version of bash, without job control or readline. It feels like a
MacOS/Linux/AmigaDOS hybrid, but leaning more to the Mac way of doing
things. It's not very configurable, and has a lot of wierd things. For
instance, if you like Alt-tab, you have to use Alt-C to kill programs in
the shell, instead of Ctrl-C, no two ways around it. I installed 4.5,
played with it for about a day, read the BeOS Bible, which tells you all
the cool things about it...and never booted it again.
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destined to reimplement it".
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