Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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Great Article
by sikosis on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:58 UTC
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Great Article and overview of the History of BeOS/Haiku. You can't move forward unless you know where you've come from.

Just one thing on why it also has taken 8 years, was initially there were a couple of open source attempts (BluedEyed, etc) at recreating BeOS and this split the developers. The number of developers was already small, so this made things smaller. There was also the YellowTab debacle, but the less said about that the better ;)

Alpha 1 is a shining example of the dedication and passion that Haiku has. The only way is up!

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