Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jan 2010 17:03 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives As I drag myself from cup of coffee to cup of coffee, led by the soothing sounds of The Eagles, still recovering from last night (happy new year everyone!), it hit me that there is this thing I normally do, this website. Anyway, we've got some good Haiku news on this first day of 2010.
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WereCatf ponders
by WereCatf on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 02:18 UTC
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I gotta say, it's a good news. Haiku is lacking in applications and now with Qt being available people can expect others to start porting over their favorite apps pretty soon. I have a hunch people will try to bring Amarok over sooner or later, for example. With more applications available Haiku will immediately be ever more slightly attractive to people.

And yes, Qt apps actually seem to blend rather well with Haiku's looks. Can't say about feel though just based on screenshots.

Congratulations to the devs ;)

As for Haiku itself: I still hope they'll improve the looks on it sooner or later. Otherwise it seems to be coming together very nicely indeed. What I like very much about it is the fact that it's decidedly a desktop OS, not server OS or both. There are already several good server OSes, but not that many high-quality desktop-only OSes. Linux is good, but it's far from perfect either. So, keep up the good work, give the others some needed competition, and who knows, maybe catch up the place as #1 desktop OS some day in the future!

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