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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by midoriconcept on Fri 1st Aug 2008 07:37 UTC
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It would be the perfect for those netbooks, and I have always wondered why no producer has taken in consideration the option to provide it as preloaded.

Maybe is because of the lack of applications, I do not know much about application availability, I do not think there are many apps for Haiku, thinking about the basic apps that eeepc provides: brower, openoffice, skype, pidgin etc..

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