More OS Screenshots

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#1
I was a tad bored, so I decided to expand the OS screenshot gallery a bit.

Gallery: Operating Systems

Just added new ReactOS and Haiku screenshots. OS X images on the way.





 

Sarge

Active Member
#2
Very nice! :smile:

How do you like Haiku, it is a Linux distro, right?

Edit: Oh no, looks like its not.
 
#3

Sarge

Active Member
#4
I'd like to see this on my machine as well. From the shots GUI needs a touch of a designer, this can't pass next to Beryl and Aero this can't take my breath away :smile:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
Haiku is an attempt to re-create BeOS in a modern context.

BeOS was a "new" operating system that came out after Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and the rest of the crowd. It was built from the ground-up on lessons learned from the shortcomings of the other operating systems, and was quite the promising OS. Unfortunately, it foolishly required Apple's PowerPC hardware... which was expensive.

But the biggest problem came when Apple refused to give BeOS the documentation needed to get it to work on their newer PPC machines (G3, I believe) and that was the beginning of the end.

BeOS was ported to x86 (standard, white-box hardware), but it was too late and the damage was done... So Haiku is trying to re-create BeOS from scratch in an open-source context.

BeOS and SkyOS are very similar in that they're both their own code, not *nix-derived, have very little market share, nice underlying architecture, are posix-compliant, and at the end of the day, are doomed to fail because they're not one of the big three OSes....
 

Sarge

Active Member
#6
I must say, SkyOS really has original file manager and whole environment is something never seen before. Also design (GUI) is very decent.

Its a sad story with haiku... :lup: