From: valen at domain tuatha.org
Date: Tue 24 Aug 1999 - 09:11:16 IST
On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 07:49:04AM -0400, Twomey_Mark at domain emc.com mentioned:
> BeOS has an elegant architecture, but it is only going to be a
> curiosity until Be Inc eventually goes under, or AOL finally buy them
It's a shame but I agree. They see the ideal being that places like Dell &
Compaq shipping machines with an option of Dual booting BeOS & Windows, as
they are in a different market to Windows. I swear they are.
> Then the OS will become a collectors item and we'll have a bunch of
> sites pop up and wax lyrical about it.
I dunno. If it works out, it works out. If it doesn't, it's going to end
up like NeXTstep or something.
> Linux I'm afraid killed BeOS's chances of being the "third option".
> Price will allways be against them. Be had their IPO recently, hardly
> anyone noticed though...
The strange thing is, that it costs about the same as RedHat or something.
And it's a hell of a lot better. It's dead annoying that there is bugger
all freeware...there are some nice cheap commerical apps, but even a decent
mail tool is ~$50 or something. Irritating.
One other thing I did like was that you can set the GUI to look like
Win98, MacOS or AmigaDOS. No "Enlightenment-brushed metal" theme though.
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