Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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by cerbie on Mon 21st Dec 2009 22:32 UTC
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Installation: no option to use the MBR. Grrr.

Use of double-click: DIE, DIE, DIE. No, wait, begin with years straight of torture, then die.

Shutdown: oh, wait, you can't, because <random ported app> won't close, and that stops it.

Hardware porting (just leave behind binary apps and drivers) would be cool, too.

I can't really comment on video hardware support, as I could not get any kinds of videos but MPEG2 to play, much less smoothly. Sound worked great, though

The FUSE implementation's behavior isn't like good ol' HAL (FI, it asks if I want to mount my NTFS partition ro or rw--what a concept!), which is awesome.

Haiku is definitely getting there, and I am hopeful. However, it still has way too much alpha-ness for me to use regularly.

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