Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:36 UTC, submitted by zizban
BeOS & Derivatives Oh gosh, finally news that's got nothing to do with patents or smartphones or the comparing of male sexual organs. Haiku news! Michael Lotz has added preliminary support for WPA to Haiku, taking the first steps towards making the Haiku wireless stack a lot more useful.
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Comment by peteo
by peteo on Wed 5th Oct 2011 22:09 UTC
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Haiku makes me a sad potato.

I used BeOS R5 professionally for years, and I really enjoyed both the OS in itself, and the kit api's. So when Haiku started up years ago, I was really happy to see a BeOS clone happening.

But now, 10 years later, it's still a LONG way from being finished, and it's now a hopelessly dated OS in so many ways, which will be even more true 10 years from now when it's presumably reached 1.0.

As a hobby OS developer myself I can totally appreciate the enormous amount of work involved. Alas, with todays extremely fast advances in hardware, useful OS's is not in the realm of small projects and tiny means.

Haiku would be a neat OS. In 1998.

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