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  • Windows (any flavor, 3.1, NT, 95, 98, 98SE, 2000, XP)

    13 41.94%
  • Linux (any distro, Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSe, etc...)

    14 45.16%
  • BSD (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc...)

    1 3.23%
  • DOS (MSDOS, PCDOS, FreeDOS, etc...)

    1 3.23%
  • BeOS

    1 3.23%
  • Other Unix

    0 0%
  • MacOS, MacOSX

    0 0%
  • other (AtheOS, QNXRTP, MenuetOS, SkyOS, V2_OS, Hurd, Plan9, Darwin, etc...)

    1 3.23%

best OS

This is a discussion on best OS within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I don't think so, I didn't see anyone who is actually from here, the creator is called Neo and it's ...

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    I don't think so, I didn't see anyone who is actually from here, the creator is called Neo

    and it's blue, hmmm

    Oskilian

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    >Oh, yeah. The one that has only one vote. Just kidding. I'm sure it's a great OS. What are the benefits?<

    Uh okay here:

    - 64-bit journaled filesystem (yeah i know linux has one too now, but we had it first ) that supports partition sizes up to 17 (i think) terabytes.
    - <10 second boot.
    - near-orgasmic multitasking capabilities.
    - awesome multimedia support.
    - symetric multiple processor support.
    - completely stable.
    - it's free (well pe is).
    - it's the only OS that i've found can play 8+ full length mpegs simeltaneously without hiccups on my crappy 266MHz PentiumII. (eat your heart out, Windows!) lol...

    Of course, this isn't to say it doesn't have its cons as well...

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    Such, as not being able to run on my computer
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    > - <10 second boot.

    Not bad.
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    >Such, as not being able to run on my computer<

    The requirements is a Pentium processor with 64 MB of memory I think. I dunno, though. Other people have this problem and I guess this is one of the cons.... The most obvious is lack of drivers.

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    to tell you the truth, i have never heard of BeOS before coming to this board... hmmm

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    That doesn't surprise me because lack of advertising was Be, Inc.'s biggest mistake. They spent all their resources on development and nothing on advertising...

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    > to tell you the truth, i have never heard of BeOS before coming to this board...

    Me either.

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    >The requirements is a Pentium processor with 64 MB of memory I think. I dunno, though. Other people have this problem and I guess this is one of the cons.... The most obvious is lack of drivers.<

    We had this discusion remember.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    Yeah, yeah. Gamegod, give the BeOS a break... If you could see it in action, you'd change your tune about it.

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    windows CE was also left out.

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    Originally posted by Hillbillie
    - 64-bit journaled filesystem (yeah i know linux has one too now, but we had it first ) that supports partition sizes up to 17 (i think) terabytes.
    what do you mean We?




    Of course, this isn't to say it doesn't have its cons as well...
    such as?

    Oskilian

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    >what do you mean We?<

    I mean the BeOS community.


    >such as?<

    - Lack of drivers.
    - The fact it isn't used as much as Windows or Linux.
    - The company that makes it sold out.

    As far as the actual OS goes, I haven't found anything at all wrong or nasty about it.

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    are you a part of that community?

    >The company that makes it sold out.

    you mean broke?

    Oskilian

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    >are you a part of that community?<

    Yeah. I'll use BeOS until it won't run on my hardware. I just hope Palm keeps it alive.


    >you mean broke?<

    That's right.

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