my two cents worth:
Nik is absolutely right. i use BeOS as a webserver for real-world stuff. granted the site is low traffic, but it is used extensively as an FTP and web server for my lab. i have everything on that box. and i stream audio from it too! :)
now if only i could get communigate pro to authenticate......
Nik Derewianka wrote:
Another thing to keep in mind is that there is nothing preventing you from actually using OBOS as a server currently for development, or even for small to mid business needs. Web, ftp, databases etc are there right now, a wide variety of programming languages that are suited towards admin/server tasks are also there - i daresay that samba (for filesharing) will be looked at again post R1 (at least client services). If by taking these services and making available a simple, intuitive configuration then im sure 80% of server needs can be accounted for without having to overhaul OBOS to make it truly server worthy.
Obviously enterprise level security, robustness and features will prevent you from running OBOS as the backend for yahoo.com.
Out of curiosity has anyone tried to get mono running on OBOS ??