> The answer is, if your *hobby* is playing with new, cool operating systems,
> then Be is a must. But a hobby OS is never going to have significant
> market share, IMHO.
I think to a large exetne it is very easy for folks INTO computers and os
colecting as a hobby to extrapolate too easity out on the rest of the
worlds market. Most folks dont give a rats ass what OS they are running as
long as they can FEEL like they can get work done and stay current with
thier peers. Thusly has MS made massive inroads into the gestalt of the
markets psyche. Everyone wants word,excel, and that internet thing like
all thier freinds have.
That being said, there is a lot of behind the sceen and moving and shaking
being done by folks who are OS hobbiests. Look at linux, once a mere speck
on a section of a newsgroup now with vars and magazines and commercial
warez. Some of the same folks who do this stuff are alos the same folks
who will be building the next os's or lans or innovations unthought of
..In this capacity it benifits everyone that these folks get as much a
scope of all things possible to make all things possible.