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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by kaiwai on Wed 11th Feb 2009 15:48 UTC
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I remember purchasing a copy of BeOS R4 when it was releases, received 4.5 free of charge (free upgrade) and purchased the 5.0 pack which included the Gobe office suite.

The big buzz will not only be after the R1 release of Haiku but how it develops and moves forward. Integrating webkit into the operating system would be a great first step, multi-user capabilities.

With that being said, hardware support will also be crucial to developing mindshare and addressing short comings in the existing driver API given the changes in what is provided in the hardware world.

The great thing I do like about BeOS is that the GUI is already organised and well thought out - so whilst the 'others' are still bickering, Haiku developers can focus on expanding hardware support etc.

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