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: Apps needed
by sogabe on Fri 24th Oct 2008 17:50 UTC in reply to "Apps needed"
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* Sane bittorrent client like Transmission

* IM like Pidgin

IM Kit coming soon to Haiku:

* IRC like XChat

* Music player like Rhythmbox

* Movie player like mplayer

Haiku Media Player included
Or you can use VLC

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