Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Mon 15th Dec 2008 18:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives BeGeistert 019: Alphaville, was held on 10-12 October 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany. I went along for the first time in four years and came away with a mini laptop running Haiku. BeGeistert is an event usually held in Germany for BeOS users. It's been quite some time since I last attended. Last one I was at was Begeistert012 way back in 2004.
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I dare say
by fithisux on Mon 15th Dec 2008 19:21 UTC
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2006-01-22

Syllable-Haiku can co-operate in many ways and can be the new wave of OSes. Hopefully Syllable goes the uKernel way on the desktop side with Syllable on top of GenodeOS/L4 (it wil save them a lot of work). Happily they have not lost focus and they can innovate kernel/driver-wise.

Edited 2008-12-15 19:22 UTC

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Good read
by johkra on Mon 15th Dec 2008 19:58 UTC
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2007-09-12

Thank you for writing the report, it was very interesting to read. I'm looking forward to part two.

BTW: As soon as Rev. C is out (and proven to be more or less bug free), I'll import a Beagle Board - is Haiku compatible to ARM and this board?

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Great report
by rhyder on Mon 15th Dec 2008 20:25 UTC
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2005-09-28

A great report, thanks.

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Where are my Umlauts?
by Doc Pain on Mon 15th Dec 2008 22:00 UTC
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2006-10-08

Great article, I wish I had been there.

And now for something completely different...


A man with a stoat through his head? :-)

Many visitors to BeGeistert enjoy a drop or two of Dusseldorf's Alt beer.


Now you know what the "Alt" key on the keyboard is for. :-)

On Saturday evening we went on a trip to a brewery at Zum Schlussel, [...]


Are there no Umlauts available? It's strange for a German to read "Dusseldorf", because this means "village of the idiots" (der Dussel = the idiot, the stupid one, in a relative harmless form); the town is called Düsseldorf (or Duesseldorf, if you've got no ü available). The same applies to Zum Schlüssel (Zum Schluessel).

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RE: Where are my Umlauts?
by jello on Tue 16th Dec 2008 00:13 UTC in reply to "Where are my Umlauts?"
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2006-08-08

At least he didn't write "Zum Schussel"...

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efika
by _df_ on Tue 16th Dec 2008 13:17 UTC
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2005-07-06

Id love to have haiku running on my efika board. Not sure what would be involved in the work tho...

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RE: efika
by TQH ! on Tue 16th Dec 2008 13:58 UTC in reply to "efika"
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2006-03-16

There is a lot of work left for Haiku on PowerPC. It doesn't boot and lacks drivers for fundamental stuff afaik.

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Still Looking
by beosguy@gmail.com on Tue 16th Dec 2008 17:54 UTC
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2008-07-17

Im stuck on a DeskTop for BEOS,
anyone recommend a good compatible laptop
to run R5 or Zeta?

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RE: Still Looking
by gaukler on Thu 18th Dec 2008 02:23 UTC in reply to "Still Looking"
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2008-12-18

I'm running Zeta 1.21 on an IBM Thinkpad T40. You'll need to get a Zeta compatible wireless card, though. Everything else works.

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hehe
by superstoned on Wed 17th Dec 2008 08:12 UTC
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2005-07-07

LOL Bas de Lange and his bicycle, he's clearly a big fan of that thing...

Cool stuff going on in the area of syllable and haiku, it would indeed be cool if there is room for cooperation between the two. Looking forward to more info about that!

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Haiku OS on 1000H
by jmcarvalho on Wed 17th Dec 2008 14:21 UTC
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2008-12-17

Nice! Your report gave me the motivation to install haiku on Asus EEEPC 1000H. I have to say that it works very well and it's very stable and responsive. I can even watch movies (without sound as my sound card is not supported ;) ). I have native screen resolution (1024x600), ethernet, usb... No wireless, bluetooth and audio. I almost could use Haiku as my main OS! ;) I congratulate all the Haiku Team. Keep the nice work. I wish I could help some way (I'm not a programmer).

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RE: Haiku OS on 1000H
by kvdman on Wed 17th Dec 2008 22:52 UTC in reply to "Haiku OS on 1000H"
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2006-04-28

Sound does work on the EeePCs with Haiku, you just need to install OSS... http://www.haikuware.com/view-details/drivers/audio/open-sound-syst...

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