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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Oh for #@&%'s sake...
by bornagainenguin on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 02:59 UTC
bornagainenguin
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...This article is a joke, right?

OSNews.com can't have let their standards fall so much to the point that I'm actually having to write a comment on an article asking in all seriousness if an ALPHA release of a new Operating System is "perfect" or not--can it?

For the love of Pete, Haiku doesn't even have a working WiFi stack yet! How can anyone seriously expect to evaluate the perfection of an OS that has yet to modernize? Whose own standards for perfection are in whether or not they can reach parity with a release last updated in 2000*?

I repeat, what is this a joke?

--bornagainpenguin

*I know that the Haiku team have been quietly updating what they could in their clean room reimplementation of the BeOS, but they've made it clear over and over there will be very little modernization of Haiku until Release One manages to reach 100% compatibility with BeOS R5.

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