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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Comment by eddiebelfast
by eddiebelfast on Mon 14th Sep 2009 20:57 UTC
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2009-09-14

Further to my original comment.
I have been playing with Haiku for several hours.
The Live cd takes 5 minutes to boot.
The Hd install takes 14 minutes. I have it triple booted with W2k, Haiku and Puppy linux.
From the Haiku screen appearing it takes 4 seconds to boot and less to shut down.
The browser is flaky, sometimes refuses to work. Several times at bootup the screen flutters much like a mirage, got around it by rebooting into linux and then back into Haiku.
Must say though I am VERY impressed . It compares with Zeta although Haiku has the advantage of picking up the dual cores, ram and has no prob with the Nvidia onboard card.

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