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[2]: But why?
by ari-free on Thu 12th Feb 2009 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE: But why?"
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"Personally, I see the main appeal being that Haiku is the only (relatively) modern OS I've used that extends the whole "UNIX philosophy" to GUI."

actually I think the appeal is the opposite: that Haiku is one unified system and not a collection of different parts cobbled together from different places with different agendas (kernel from here, X from there, Gnome from somewhere else, a zillion distros...) to make up a system. There is one bug tree, one vision, one point of contact for developers and users.

But it's open source so you can still do anything you want with it. Haiku is special because it is an OS that is open-source AND unified.

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