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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Bring back the BeBox!
by Torbjorn Vik Lunde on Mon 14th Sep 2009 12:01 UTC
Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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2009-09-04

Interesting to see all these promising challengers to the Windows desktop. The progress made by the Haiku team is very impressive.

Something I think would be more interesting(and maybe even more effective?) than simply alternative software, would be someone(other than Apple) giving people the option of a system that is higly integrated with both very good software and hardware.

Microsoft and the various PC-makers might make good stuff on their own, but they will never integrate very well.

It would be interesting if someone could try to start some sort of BeBox-project(Leaf Computer?) again. Or maybe something like Ubuntu-box?

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