Innovation ?(was: !Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <>
Date: Sat Apr 8 23:00:38 2000

It was thus said that the Great Sipke de Wal once stated:
> This thread was about innovation. And it is a thread about
> innovation on the ClassicComp list were most of the
> audience is more or less knowlegable about such matters.
> I'd say then innovation then should also regard the innards of the
> the software we discuss not only the userinterface.
> Now what constitutes true innovative operatingsystem software ?
> BEOS ?
> EPOC 2.0 ?

  I would say that Exec (on the Amiga) was innovative when it came out,
although now it seems to have lost some of its luster.

  The Newton OS was very innovative, along with its GUI (it handles
cut-n-paste better than any GUI I've used---I wish more GUIs did it the
Newton way). BEOS is unique in being probably the first commercial OS
written in C++. I can't say if it was designed from scratch as I haven't
studied it enough (at all) to say.

  -spc (But I think this is straying a bit from Classic Computers)
Received on Sat Apr 08 2000 - 23:00:38 BST

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