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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First congrats to the Haiku team for doing the impossible :-)

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.

I do so not agree. It is better for the project to support a narrow HCL and working on creating a stable 100% bug free system than to support this and that hardware half baked.

Down the line they can add more hardware to the HCL if they deem it necessary for the success of the project.

So Haiku team, please publish a HCL with "guaranteed to work" hardware only.

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