[openbeos] Re: The world as we know it

  • From: "grayshade" <grayshade@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:47:36 +0200

> he will compare it to WinXP,
slow, unresponsive, still buggy (even if less than Win9x), customizable only
to a limited extent, with a poor desktop

> MacOS X,
not customizable at all, unresponsive. well, it has the prettier interface
out there... but it shows some lack of coherence here and there

> Lindows,
it's *so* nice to let everybody get root... very unsafe, it lacks a lot of
Linux strenghts

> Linux derivatives,
as of today, Linux isn't a viable home desktop platform. kde and gnome are
prettier than they used to be, indeed still ugly -- and they lack a whole
bunch of QA-testing

> that's the yardstick for any other OS out there, not a
> previous version that was last updated -say- 3 years prior.
BeOS was *at*least* 5 years ahead of the concorrence...

The true point is having OEMs pre-install it on some machines. Once Joe
Random User gets its new double-Celeron system (hey, they're cheap and they
run BeOS quite fine) for a few bucks and there's an office-like app on it
(gobe being way prettier than openoffice)... we would be half the way (the
other half being... games).
But again, OBOS is not in charge of it. It's BeUnited having to do the

if-only-we-could-have-those-nice-snake-menus'ly yours,


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