Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2708 from 2003/2/24
As I recall it, Be Inc did some really bad bets in the dot-com bubble, and that more than anything else killed the company.
A commercial desktop OS will always compete with and be compared to other desktop OS's, especially if they have the same ambitions. Instruction sets of the CPU doesn't have anything to do with that.
It could help though, if you at least have your OS on HW of the same price and performance. Having your OS locked to HW that is *more obscure* and *less performing* can't be considered a good competitive strategy IMHO, and even less so if it's extremely expensive. The Sam and "X1000" hardware can in no way be considered a strength or opportunity for OS4, but only a *burden*; it's like a big block of concrete chained to its feet, that will ensure for certain that it won't go anywhere.
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!