Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 22:13 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis, of BeOS Max Edition fame, has announced that he will start work on WalterOS, the Haiku-based version of BeOS Max. "All code developed for this OS will be given to Haiku with the same MIT license 1 month after release at the latest. 50% of all income generated for us from any activity related to this OS (selling of CD and possibly memorabilia) will be donated to Haiku. Donations will not be accepted, please donate to Haiku." The name is not final yet, so feel free to add your own proposals.
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RE[3]: Huh ????
by petterhj on Sat 14th Apr 2007 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh ????"
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Haiku is the base OS. Have you ever tried e.g. Linux? Ubuntu for example is a Distro of Linux.

I don't think you can compare directly here. Linux is a kernel, and distros are needed for it to function for the end user. Thats not the case with Haiku. You repeat that Haiku is the base OS. Thats probably right in the sense that it is an OS with basic applications included. But this argument will also make Windows and OS X "base operating systems". Are they?

Haiku will probably be more basic that Windows and OS X, but a distro it's not *needed* for a user to use Haiku.

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