Open source reviving BeOS?!?
BeOS was definitely one of the best operating systems existed known for it's speed. It took the best of the Macintosh and combined it with some great inovations that Mac lacked such as multithreading and BeFS file system. It is a great shame it failed and that the world just didn't recognized what could have been the OS of the future.
After BeOS 'death' some distributions have continued to preserve it's existence and community basing the distros on the final release. The most known is BeOS Max distro that is available as free download.
However, this way of keeping it alive can't go on forever.
Happily, there is our beloved open source community that is adapting this OS in form of a few OSS versions of BeOS from which is the most known and most promising OpenBeOS, if they didn't changed the name yet. They are developing a faithful open source clone of beos thus giving it a chance for revival. It's not going to be just another linux because it is based on different kernel that is being developed separately.
The question is would our open source community accept it and how widely will we accept it? It's like a healthy alternative to the open source ruler linux. Would you consider using OpenBeOS?
I know i would! :-D