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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Michael Oliveira replied...

I never imagine that someone use news feeder these days, but you can take a look at BePodder eaders/bepodder" rel="nofollow">
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The kind of feed reader I mean is something like Liferea or Straw, particularly Straw truth be told, as it has the killer feature of being able to cache feeds for offline reading, text, images and all. Currently it is the only feed reader capable of doing so in Linux and has been slowly wasting and bit-rotting away...

Michael Oliveira boasted...
Here comes to an area that have some progress lately
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to name a few...
Sadly, 3D games doesn't work yet (even win95 do)

Whoa! I'm still impressed! I didn't imagine there had been any games available (besides the ubiquitous DOOM or QUAKE ports.)

Michael Oliveira boasted...
What is there for Haiku that isn't poorly optimized code from ten years ago or a port from Linux or *BSD?
What "open source software" means to you? Now only because an app is open is because is a linux 'native'?
But I have something to show you
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Seems very native for me, not? It's a best piece of Haiku functionality, a **f--kING AWESOME** app

I don't use Twitter much (or at all) but this is something I'll have to look into. There seems to be much more movement in Haiku than I anticipated!


EDIT - fixed dangling tag

Edited 2010-05-10 19:04 UTC

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