I wish apple bought beos out

Discussion in 'macOS' started by togermano, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. togermano macrumors regular

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    Beos was the best operating system I ever used! Very fast!!! Its a shame palm bought them and did nothing with the OS :( There were rumours apple was gonna buy BE INC out but never did :(
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Nope, Apple considered buying them but they bought NeXT instead. Apple actually got a pretty good deal, they got Steve Jobs along with it. Needless to say, this MacBook and OS X wouldn't exist if Apple had bought BeOS, and I doubt Apple would even still exist. Jobs turned the company around to where it is today.
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    In a way I agree with the OP, just from a technology standpoint. BeOS was DAMN cool in a lot of ways, very forward-thinking. Its file system and search capabilities are still far in excess of what OS X has to offer and it ran on much lesser hardware.

    But from a business standpoint, NeXT was the right decision. Without Steve Jobs Apple would be dead.
     

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