Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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But why?
by Greuceanu on Wed 11th Feb 2009 12:17 UTC
Greuceanu
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2007-09-27

In today's world, besides nostalgia, why would I want to use Haiku? I'm sure BeOS was a great OS, unfortunately I hand't the opportunity to test it back then, but today we have MacOS X, Vista, Win7 and a plethora of (good) Linux distribution, plus various BSD and OpenSolaris operating systems.
So, again, besides nostalgia, what would haiku bring new in this world already full of choices? Will the Haiku developers be enough to sustain this project and make Haiku an OS for the masses?

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