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[3]: All very nice...
by Luposian on Wed 24th Feb 2010 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: All very nice..."
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Like I say, I'd be interested in trying it out. But based on the limited info on the Haiku website, it doesn't seem like it's really in a state where that'd be worthwhile yet - not being able to connect to the internet is a bit of a show-stopper, given this is a desktop OS...

Maybe in another year, it might be mature enough to be worth a closer look. But not right now...


Limited info on the Haiku website? What info, specifically, are you looking for?

Not being able to connect to the Internet? Where did you get THAT idea? Sure, wireless connectivity is still limited to unprotected networks (no WEP or WPA/WPA2 yet), but Haiku will connect to the Internet just FINE, if you have a wired Ethernet connection! Web browsers include Firefox, Aurora, and NetSurf.

Need to know what hardware in your system is supported? Try a bootable CD image and see what happens.

Can't get an .iso to burn to CD? I can make one for you... of the latest revision, if you like. You want GCC2 or GCC4?

Alpha1 is getting dated. A lot has improved since then.

Haiku is FAR more "usable" than you think, even at it's current stage. You just need to give it a chance.

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