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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A real alternative
by cipri on Fri 16th Oct 2009 19:03 UTC
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When I installed the first time Haiku I was surprized, because I had a few years of experience with alpha-quality os (hobby os, or how you like to call them), and Haiku was a lot over my expectations.

I liked that from after the installations without any other installion of packages I was able to do some programming and test the api.
One of the things that I missed was a preinstalled IDE, but since there was a good preinstalled editor (with syntax highlighting.. and so on), it was not a real problem.
And it seems that in a few month Haiku will also have full wifi-support.
I'm sure that the next alpha release will boost haiku, even this first alpha release I think has already brought new (potential) developers that are perhaps not now visible.

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