Linked by Kevin Miller on Thu 15th Oct 2009 22:16 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today marks an entire week of using Haiku as my primary operating system. This is my first PC to get the most out of any BeOS related operating system to date. My old 200MHz Toshiba ran R5 PE just fine but without any networking. My eMachine ran Zeta just fine, but once again, there were networking issues (and Zeta was pronounced dead around this time). In the age of the Internet, this pretty much forced me away from BeOS and its decendants until now.
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It depends on how much you rely on web apps and modern internet technologies. I find most of my web browsing habits can be accomplished with any browser, even elinks. I gave up on almost anything and went back to simple text based tools for most stuff. It works well, so it is possible.

Us techies/geeks have very different ways of interacting with our computers than other people, so we surely don't need Mac OSX to make good use of our stuff. In fact, xmonad, opera, mplayer, rtorrent and alpine is all I need and I don't regret going the simple way. It's wonderfully simple once you get the hold of it, not matter what others think.

So I think, even when Haiku is not yet ready, it is possible to do something with it.

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