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[3]: good news
by umccullough on Fri 24th Oct 2008 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: good news"
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"VESA is there" falls kinda flat, doesn't it?

Have you tried it on a reasonably modern machine with Haiku yet?

It's actually quite good in Haiku, better than pretty much any other VESA implementation I've used on other OSes.

Don't knock it till you've tried it ;)

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