Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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RE: Haiku on real hardware
by petterhj on Fri 24th Oct 2008 16:56 UTC in reply to "Haiku on real hardware"
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Haiku runs pretty damn well on the MSI Wind (without SSD though). Netbooks are perfect for running Haiku. Can't wait until WiFi works. Then I'll do the switch (as an old time BeOS User, that won't be a big problem) ;)

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