Be, Inc. will cease to be on March 15th, according to a statement released today on their website. Be will remain as a corporate entity for 3 years after that date, or longer by decree of the Delaware Court of Chancery. This extended time is to be used only for prosecution or defense of lawsuits, and for disposing of assets and closing the business.
It is sad to see Be go, but it will be sweet if they defeat microsoft. And sweeter still if we are all running OpenBeOS when they do. So long, and thanks for all the.. um.. lack of hourglasses? little armless people icons? hmm… Ah yes. So long, and thanks for all the joy you put back into my computing life. It was a great run.
Ok.. so many of you are probably aware that I have been working on a new forum site for quite a long time. This site was put on hold for quite a while as I got a new job and was spending my time moving and getting up to speed. Now I am settled in and had a bit of time to relax and finish up on the site. So, without further ado, I hereby invite you all to head over to http://www.synapselounge.com and join the next generation of the begroovy forums.
Unless someone can afford to donate the $85 needed for a second year-long vBulletin license (which will allow a year for the migration, rather than just weeks), I will be locking the current forums within the next few weeks (right after the lounge has passed this “beta test”). This will make the Lounge the only BeGroovy forums… however, I will keep the current forum in a locked, non-public accessible state for reference to all the data in it. In other words, begin the migration. I promise to support the BeOS side of the lounge as well or better than I support begroovy’s forums, as they soon will BE the begroovy forums.
I hope that I can make Synapse Lounge as great of a community as BeGroovy has turned out to be, and I would appreciate all of your help. Thanks!
p.s. - If you already gave me a username/password for the new forums, they are entered and waiting for you. Just update your new profiles.
Slashdot and BeNews are both reporting on the latest screenshots by the team at BlueOS. They have been working hard on replicating the beos servers / api on top of the Linux kernel. While many complain that this isn’t a good idea, I think of it as nearly the same thing as openbeos, in that its a replication of the kits / api’s on top of a foreign kernel. The only advantage to OpenBeOS is that they will really be an independant os, while BlueOS will sorta be a linux window server. Still… if they can be successful with this, more power to em. Keep up the good work guys.
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