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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Doesn't even boot on my laptop
by deb2006 on Tue 15th Sep 2009 06:40 UTC
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stops at third icon - ah, device driver ... So it's the same issue now and then. Seriously, when I tried BeOS back then I thought: Wow, that's really amazing. Boots up in seconds, whirls around that teapot, moves windows in a blazing speed. And then I thought: Well, what can youactually DO with that operating system. Back then it was close to nothing, since even the browser was terrible.

One thing this OS needs more than anything else: device drivers, device drivers, device drivers. If that does not come along, Haiku is a dead end already.

Applications might come fropm GNU altho I'd rather use them on the original system than as ported beasts. But hey, that's just a matter of personal taste.

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