Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 13:52 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives "In this short article, we'll take a look at the legendary BFS, starting with some filesystem basics and moving on to a discussion of the above features. Also included at the end of the article are two interviews: one with the person who developed BFS for Be, and another with the developer behind the open-source version of BFS."
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Great article!
by AndrewZ on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 14:47 UTC
AndrewZ
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2005-11-15

Too bad osnews.com doesn't publish articles like this :-)

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RE: Great article!
by umccullough on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 16:51 UTC in reply to "Great article!"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Too bad osnews.com doesn't publish articles like this :-)


Since you appear to be the author of the article linked here, I guess you're insinuating that you submitted it to OSNews and they didn't publish it?

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RE[2]: Great article!
by wannabe geek on Fri 4th Jun 2010 10:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Great article!"
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

And Thom is a BeOS fan. What's going on here?

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RE: Great article!
by Quake on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 19:13 UTC in reply to "Great article!"
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2005-10-14

Yes, it's really too bad. This is after all "OSNews".

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RE: Great article!
by Morgan on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 23:18 UTC in reply to "Great article!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It is too bad, I love to read any story about my favorite OS, and this one in particular was great!

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RE: Great article!
by Adam S on Sat 5th Jun 2010 02:18 UTC in reply to "Great article!"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

ARS has paid staff, we've got a bunch of volunteers. It's one thing to be happy about the article, it's another to start griping that we don't write this stuff in our spare time when we all have real jobs too.

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RE[2]: Great article!
by Valhalla on Sat 5th Jun 2010 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Great article!"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

ARS has paid staff, we've got a bunch of volunteers. It's one thing to be happy about the article, it's another to start griping that we don't write this stuff in our spare time when we all have real jobs too.


True, but now that OSNews has officially come out of the closet with their already obvious Haiku bias (and who can blame them? really? I mean really? ;) ) I'm expecting alot more Haiku pimping ;)

So enough with all this web crap for a while and have Thom ride his unicorn over to the Haiku camp and do some interesting interviews and stuff, this years 'Google summer of code' projects would be a good starting point for a good article methinks.

Ahwell, just a friendly suggestion ;)

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Live Demos
by jarzac on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 19:19 UTC
jarzac
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2007-06-15

I remember how back in the day I used to do BeOS live demos to universities and users groups.

During a demo I would open different applications and leave them all running, including several videos. All smoothly running simultaneously.

At the end of the session I would just switch off the machine without closing apps and without doing a proper "shut down". You could see peoples' faces when I turned on the machine again and get my BeOS running in a few seconds with no disk corruptions or checks.

You wouldn't dare to do that with other OSes then. It was so much ahead of it's time.

I'm testing now the new release of Haiku. I wish good luck to the Haiku team.

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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 21:13 UTC
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2007-11-23

Oh yeah ... BFS is really great. It performs really well, even under some pretty high load. That's one of my favourite FS's, just because I've seen it in action for so long time and I have some comparison with other FS's. BFS and FFS/2 - these are my champions in everyday work [and yes, I know it's like apples and peaches, but I'm referring to *BSDs and BeOS/Haiku].

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More Haiku
by AndrewZ on Fri 4th Jun 2010 15:13 UTC
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2005-11-15

Osnews has always been a big supporter of BeOS and Haiku, and I look forward to reading more Haiku articles on OSnews in the future. There are many good things happening.

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Oh God...
by maxwell on Fri 4th Jun 2010 23:02 UTC
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2009-03-23

I miss BeOS and BFS, the fast queries...too bad I can't have that on Linux.
I love Haiku OS, and I can't wait for it to be finished (and 64 bit in the near future, I hope). I always save some GiB's in hope that it'll be stable and useful soon. ;)
Go Haiku!

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