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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umccullough
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2006-01-26

But if you are into the Internet age, then Haiku doesn't cut it. Let's face it and not hide behind our finger for the sake of supporting an OS project.


Pretty vague statements I think...

Most of my internet uses are indeed supported by Haiku's BezillaBrowser.

The major missing feature is Flash support... which I'm guess you probably rely on pretty heavily?

FF2 does also lack speed and better Javascript/HTML5 support that we expect from newer browsers. Google Wave for example, doesn't quite work in Haiku ;)

I also run Haiku ~75% of the time I fire up my AOA150. I've been using the experimental wifi driver, with my router currently unsecured (I essentially live in the middle of nowhere, so this isn't a huge deal for me). I can chat on IRC, surf the web, read emails, and work on some porting projects. This is pretty much the bulk of my evening computer usage anyway, so I'd say it's pretty close to being my primary OS as well ;)

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