Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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RE[4]: I'll tell you why...
by lucky13 on Thu 5th Apr 2007 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'll tell you why..."
lucky13
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2007-04-01

The potential for Haiku is tremendous.

The genuine momentum of Linux is greater than any perceived potential for Haiku. Haiku won't do any better than BeOS on the desktop, and in looking at its roadmap I see no plans for scalability so it can run on anything but x86 desktops and maybe PPC. Where's anything about being able to run on mobile devices? It doesn't even have a fully-operable network stack yet.
http://haiku-os.org/glass_elevator
http://dev.haiku-os.org/roadmap

In addition to cell phones, Linux is targeting (and reaching!) the next wave of PDAs:
http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=12928

This isn't flame-bait. Just the facts. Haiku's focus isn't on the future (mobile), it's on the past (desktop). That's not what I call potential.

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