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How did you find BETAArchive and what were you looking for?

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Title says it all.

I was looking for Windows Neptune and I knew a FTP that had it on it but the password had been changes and the site where the password was posted had gone down. So I was looking for a way to use Brute Force attack against a FTP. I found a forum where some guy was asking how to get passed a password on a FTP (the AbyssUnderground ftp here). I went to the http protocol of the server (this page) and that's what led me to this site.
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I was looking for a successor of OSBA. And someone posted a link to BA, so I joined here
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Post by pr0gram the pr0grammer »

I came straight here after OSBA collapsed ... literally. I was the first member to sign up here, except for Andy
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I came within a few weeks of the collapse. I can't even remember now why it collapsed, but it did always seem a bit down.

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Post by Rob Jansen »

I have searched for whistler betas for a few months and then google found the list of files on the server and also got the the page that mdogg got.

http://72.232.61.202/

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Searching for info relating to longhorn, ended up here.

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Post by Daniel »

I've searched for Chicago Builds, came across Classic Beta and found somewhere a link to this forum

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Post by happy dude »

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I mean... I dont remember, I just came here for the hell of it

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Post by iwanttogohome »

i did a google search looking for the new osba and this is what i found very happy i like this site more then the old osba

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pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:I came straight here after OSBA collapsed ... literally. I was the first member to sign up here, except for Andy
same (except im #9). i think andy invited me after OSBA went bung

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Post by Frozenport »

I came here after OSBA archive collapsed.
I was looking for the atmosphere of the old OSBA and WinWorld to some extent; Plus I wanted my betas of software.

I found much of the software, yet I was somewhat disappointed about the amount of activity on these forums... One of the most appealing features of OSBA was that people discussed new articles which were posted fairly often. This was especially interesting for people like myself who have a little bit of cash invested in technology companies...
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I found it when andy had the server public for a while on joejoe.org. Then he took it down and I asked why and it was due to too many connections or whatever so he suggested i come here and get my 10 good posts so i can have access again so i did and here i am. I post but only occasional.
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Post by teriaki 511 »

i found this site while i was searching for whistler 2410 and neptune, one site had it but was refusing to give up the .rar file's password, then i found out about OSBA, of course, after it collapsed. then more searching led me to the error screen that pops up when you try to access the Abyssunderground's server with http:// instead of ftp://.
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Post by Andy »

Frozenport wrote:I came here after OSBA archive collapsed.
I was looking for the atmosphere of the old OSBA and WinWorld to some extent; Plus I wanted my betas of software.

I found much of the software, yet I was somewhat disappointed about the amount of activity on these forums... One of the most appealing features of OSBA was that people discussed new articles which were posted fairly often. This was especially interesting for people like myself who have a little bit of cash invested in technology companies...
You have to remember how big OSBA was before it collapsed. It had a lot of active members, and when it collapsed they went somewhere else. A lot of them didn't join Betaarchive for many reasons. Mainly because they did not know about it, or because they were sick of the users from OSBA and didn't want to go to a forum where they were. By the time the main ones found out about BA they had already settled in another forum and did not want to move. Only a few did join the forum, but for the servers and nothing more. They got their 10 posts, kept low and just used the servers when they needed to.

When news is available, members will post it, but if you have something to post as well, do it! You could start off a valuable discussion.

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Post by viper »

Luckie wrote:I was looking for a successor of OSBA. And someone posted a link to BA, so I joined here
I saw that link too, but I was sooo into the Vista BT I wasn't joining any new forums then..... Finally found BA again while:

Looking for a copy of chicago 47g

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Post by Jeff »

I think i saw it in a tab in firefox in someones screenshot on another site (it might have been fireware, it's been too long to remember).
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After reading this Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developmen ... dows_vista

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Post by Xammer »

I discovered the betascene in early 2005 and started to make a collection of screenshots. I also tried to find various betas, but I couldn't. Finally, I found OSBA in the last months of its existence and I discovered the servers which contained all the builds. In September 2006, I found out that OSBA was gone and the location of the new home was secret. However, in a few months I found BetaArchive and was disappointed by the limited access to the servers. But in short time, I managed to become a member.

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Post by Andy »

Xammer wrote:However, in a few months I found BetaArchive and was disappointed by the limited access to the servers. But in short time, I managed to become a member.
You have to remember how limiting access to the servers has kept them alive because there are little to no leechers stealing all the bandwidth. Its not difficult to get 10 contributing posts.

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Yes, I know that, but when I first signed up, I asked myself "How can I speak about something that I am not allowed to look at?"

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Post by strekship »

I was a long time OSBA member, and after it went away I went looking for a forum that had lots of members on it I already knew.

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Post by ddrmaxromance »

Well, I heard that BetaArchive was created and was the "successor" if you will to OSBA and The Glenda Corps. As a moderator of both forums, I was disappointed to find out that we were becoming a "newbie-free" private community as The Glenda Corps, but we sure were creative in doing it in the process.

Regardless, BA has been very welcoming and I plan on staying in the community for a while, whether you all like me or not. But I don't plan on "collecting" betas for the sole purpose of legal activities (let's not start that topic again), but I'm here for the people and information. Good job you guys!
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I was looking for information about Longhorn Alpha builds.

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troyoda1990 wrote:Well, I heard that BetaArchive was created and was the "successor" if you will to OSBA and The Glenda Corps. As a moderator of both forums, I was disappointed to find out that we were becoming a "newbie-free" private community as The Glenda Corps, but we sure were creative in doing it in the process.

Regardless, BA has been very welcoming and I plan on staying in the community for a while, whether you all like me or not. But I don't plan on "collecting" betas for the sole purpose of legal activities (let's not start that topic again), but I'm here for the people and information. Good job you guys!
I'm glad you feel that way! As you know, you are free to download the beta's if you change your mind on the legal situation.

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Andy wrote:
troyoda1990 wrote:Well, I heard that BetaArchive was created and was the "successor" if you will to OSBA and The Glenda Corps. As a moderator of both forums, I was disappointed to find out that we were becoming a "newbie-free" private community as The Glenda Corps, but we sure were creative in doing it in the process.

Regardless, BA has been very welcoming and I plan on staying in the community for a while, whether you all like me or not. But I don't plan on "collecting" betas for the sole purpose of legal activities (let's not start that topic again), but I'm here for the people and information. Good job you guys!
I'm glad you feel that way! As you know, you are free to download the beta's if you change your mind on the legal situation.
Well, I'm mostly interested in Mac OS X development and how well it's been over the past decade. I'm glad about the switch to Unix styling and keeping some Classic elements, but I surely will miss how much personality we once had with the Classic system. But sure do not miss the Public beta with the Apple menu in the middle of the toolbar.
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