Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jul 2008 21:40 UTC, submitted by kvdman
BeOS & Derivatives After fixing a few specific bugs, Haiku now runs on the Asus EeePC - the 701 model, that is. "It is with great pleasure that I'm able to announce that Haiku (rev26666) runs on the Asus EeePC! I own a 701 model, and have sporadically been testing out Haiku revisions on the machine. For months I've been unable to boot Haiku, but somewhere along the line, the bug I filed got squashed, and Haiku will boot off the machine's internal 4gb fixed disk!" Wireless, LAN, and the APM do not work, but sound does thanks to the OSS driver. Installation is a tad bit complicated (it involves booting Haiku in a VM in Windows XP and copying the contents of a nightly build over to a real hardware BFS partition, and adding Haiku to the ntldr), but at least it works.
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RE: A perfect match
by Morgan on Thu 31st Jul 2008 22:30 UTC in reply to "A perfect match"
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Agreed. I'm hoping to see a usable Haiku release candidate come out around the same time the price drops significantly on first-gen EeePCs.

And I can personally attest to a 1GHz machine being overkill on BeOS r5; I have a PIII Coppermine at 1GHz that gives me almost zero UI lag and is quite fast on things like files searches and encoding music/video. I really wish OS X and Gnome/X11 could be as peppy.

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