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]: Haiku on real hardware
by Bobthearch on Sat 25th Oct 2008 02:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Haiku on real hardware"
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The one minor thing you might need to concern yourself with that hasn't been mentioned yet? A machine that old will likely have a BIOS limitation for hard drives beyond 128 GB that you'd be advised to get fixed before installing on it ;) (Seems PC's have this every few years to deal with ;) )
Well, an older computer probably already has a smaller hard drive, although hard drive failures were much more common in the past than today.

So three solutions to this 'problem':
1) portion of hard drive remains unused
2) upgrading BIOS or using hard drive tools sometimes allow for larger drives
3) there are plenty of 40GB-80GB hard drives available new today

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