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 Bobthearch on Fri 24th Oct 2008 21:17 UTC in reply to "Haiku on real hardware"
Bobthearch
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I'll be happy if it runs on an old PII/PIII computer, but with new apps and better drivers. Those 90s machines are readily available, either for free or very cheap (I've restored several and given them away recently, maybe 8 machines total in the last two months). I'd love to set up these old "freebie" machines dual-booting Windows and Haiku, or skipping Windows all together.

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