BeOS, the sports car of operating systems?
It's good to be back in the BeOS/Haiku world.
I remember building a BeOS box years ago around
an Abit BP6 board and taking it to my OS class to
show how wonderful BeOS threading is.
I've always compared operating systems to automobiles.
Either it has to get you somewhere or it has to make you
feel like you're operating a fine piece of machinery to be of
The best automobiles (Porsche, etc) make you forget about
the machine so that you can concentrate on the drive.
It doesn't get in the way and annoy with gimmicks.
Function over form, that's what it is.
I fell in love with BeOS because of its singleminded
focus to do what it was designed to do very well so that
the user can concentrate on enjoying the things that they
like to do. It's all about the user...
Haiku should be the Honda S2000 of operating systems:
efficient, solid, simple, reliable, easy to work on, lots of giggle factor
and relatively low price of entry.
Random thoughts from a miserable soul lost in the world
of Windows and the destruction of all things honest and pure.
Comments are welcome.