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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RE[3]: But why?
by Vanders on Thu 12th Feb 2009 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But why?"
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* powerful and efficient file-system
Linux? OpenSolaris?

Linux and Solaris have some great filesystems (XFS, ZFS) but until user-space catches up with them and actually starts to make use of the advanced features they offer, you may as well be running ext3 for all the difference it makes to the user.

The interesting thing about BeFS (& AFS, which I have to mention of course) isn't just that they support neat features such as arbitrary meta-data streams, it's that the user space and applications have been designed to take advantage of that support.

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