Linked by Andrew Hudson on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:23 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives What's that you say? You made a New Year's resolution but haven't kept it? You vowed to sharpen your programming skills, write a cool application, AND use cutting edge operating system technology? Look no further, you have come to the right place. This article will get you started writing applications for Haiku, the open source version of the advanced BeOS operating system.
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RE: All very nice...
by looncraz on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 03:41 UTC in reply to "All very nice..."
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BeOS supported 'n' CPUs, Haiku had the same aim.

Even BeOS can take advantage of however many CPU cores are available, provided it can support the chipset / memory.

From what I hear wireless works very well, but is not tested well enough to consider it anything more than experimental.

Also, before you judge a complex project such as an operating system, one should always consider how long it took the competition to attain the same level of completeness they are expecting.

For Windows, that would be 10 years for wireless, and then only because companies other than Microsoft did the work. Otherwise, you can move that all of the way up to 14 years ( XP ) - and that is with very poor inbuilt hardware support. But Microsoft need only worry about having the kernel boot and remain stable enough for 3rd party drivers to be installed.

For Linux, well... much longer.

Haiku has come an incredibly long way very fast thanks to 'merely' being, essentially, a reimplementation of a prior work - design decisions are mostly already made for you.

Think before you speak.

--The loon

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