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Author Topic: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??  (Read 2374 times)

Freston

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There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:05:43 am »

No matter how I broke it... *cough*Dual booting BSD*cough* I was able to have everything back in <30 minutes _and_ do my laundry. I only need to rebuild /root/.bashrc... (a small oversight in my backups)

Thank you guys! The Panic Level Indicator(TM) lights just changed from Double Red back to Green; Home safe![/rant]
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nightflier

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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 08:34:42 am »

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There's no such thing as the perfect OS??

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Colonel Panic

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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 03:08:14 am »


BeOS was apparently very highly thought of by those who got to use it; someone said it was the Mac OS that Macs should have had.
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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 06:19:30 am »

BeOS was indeed cool, also OS2 Warp 3/4, which I tried for a time, were technically way beyond Windows NT. In fact, at least in multitasking and stability, they were probably beyond XP or Vista as well.
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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 08:24:19 am »

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There's no such thing as the perfect OS??

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Freston

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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 04:41:29 am »

Well, I feel it is always good to keep trying. Just as long as the unfamiliar yet automagic graphical tools don't default to different assumptions then you do while clicking 'OK'.

For the BeOS fans, you know it's alive :-D



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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008, 06:06:39 am »

Koyi OS perfect nahi hotha, usae perfect banana padtha hai

No OS is perfect, we'll have to make it perfect.
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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008, 07:48:06 am »

sivatheja wins.  Thread over.
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Colonel Panic

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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 03:49:25 am »

BeOS was indeed cool, also OS2 Warp 3/4, which I tried for a time, were technically way beyond Windows NT. In fact, at least in multitasking and stability, they were probably beyond XP or Vista as well.

I never got to try OS2, but you could be right. There are still websites out there which cater for OS2 fans and users.
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kidd

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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 06:55:07 am »

Has anyone tried plan9?  I haven't myself, but some of the ideas I red about it are great.

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Re: There's no such thing as the perfect OS??
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 09:06:21 am »

BeOS was indeed cool, also OS2 Warp 3/4, which I tried for a time, were technically way beyond Windows NT. In fact, at least in multitasking and stability, they were probably beyond XP or Vista as well.

I never got to try OS2, but you could be right. There are still websites out there which cater for OS2 fans and users.
Incredible though it may seem, OS2 is still sold and supported under the name eComStation. Also, I read a couple of years ago that most of the big banks still used it.
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