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 shapeshifter on Fri 1st Aug 2008 18:25 UTC in reply to "A perfect match"
shapeshifter
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2006-09-19

A computer that's designed to be small & lightweight - and an OS that's designed to be small and lightweight. And the EeePC is a speed demon compared to the hardware that was available when BeOS was last commercially-developed (as many folks have pointed out here, even a 1GHz CPU is overkill for BeOS).


And nobody will ever need more than 640Kb of RAM.

Gee, when will people learn?!

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