Scot Hacker’s column on Microsoft’s OEM license agreements and how they prevented the BeOS from succeeding has some interesting details, as long as you can get past his laments about the undeserved death of the BeOS and his backseat driving in the DOJ’s prosecution of the antitrust case against Microsoft. You can’t really blame him for being bitter, though. If I’d built my writing career around a niche operating system that suddenly became defunct, I’d be bitter too.