Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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Haiku Alpha 2
by Luposian on Mon 10th May 2010 18:18 UTC
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... you do realize that rhymes, right? :-D

I am utterly amazed by the progress that has been made... in ONLY 8 months since Alpha 1? I had no idea it had been that recent. Time flies when you're having fun, eh?

The biggest improvement (something I had no idea had even been stepped up), as far as I'm concerned, is WEP. I knew Haiku had WiFi (unprotected), but I never heard a peep as far as reaching the level of WEP. I only wish that our network was still set to that... but we're using WPA2 now.

If Haiku can keep the same progress "stepping" as this revision, then I suspect it may be no later than January 2011, before we reach Alpha 3. If every official release yields a faster official release the next time, then I imagine we may see Alpha 3 (or more) before the end of this year. I can only hope!

I was having trouble with the nightly Alpha 2 builds on Haiku files not running on either QuadSlacker or Athlonica. It kept crashing on both systems, no matter what I did.

So, time to download the official Alpha 2 and "have at", as the saying goes.

Great work guys... you guys RULE! Haiku RULES! Long live Haiku... FOREVER!!!

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