|In reply to Comment 151 (anonymous):|
>>Investing in the development of an alternative operating system in a market
>>where the window of opportunity is virtual nil is patently silly.
hey linux is becoming very trendy..
>Also See BeOS
i have talked to users of beos.. it was just breaking into the niche of sound software when it's development was stopped. if it had gone opensource at this stage it would have become sustainable and succesfull.
now i see openbeos, atheos and blueos.. what is ure point.? if the tech and community becomes good enough people will accept it. the monopoly is slowly being broken, and open source is one of the vital causes. linux community on ppc will help amiga community survive as there are many former amigans there.
>> but, the slim chance they have is do to an established history
2 bankrupcies, 2 ambandoned sales with massive delays, one secret deal to former employees. not very established?
>>and branding. Businesses are designed to make money
perhaps u should look at technological achievements of teams in recent times in different structures. gpl and it's variants are impacting on the software world in enourmous ways. don't tell me os4/morph teams are doing this for money. and their sucsess has nothing to do with your statement..