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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Rule #1 of computing
by kurkosdr on Thu 6th Oct 2011 13:30 UTC
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Rule #1 of computing: The leetness of an OS is proportional to how difficult relatively easy stuff (like connecting to a WPA2 network) are for said OS.

OS X: All is easy (leetness = 0)

Linux: Some problems with codecs, OMG adobe flash crashed my Xorg again, which driver should I choose for my ATI card? (leetness = 3)

Haiku: We can now connect to WPA2 networks! (leetness = 10)

Amiga OS 4: How to I play an mp4 file? (leetness = 30)

FreeBSD: How do I install a GUI? (leetness = 100)

CP/M: I finally managed to read the contents of my USB thumbdrive!! (leetness = over 9000)

-Seriously, someone make a European psystar (DMCA doesn't apply in Europe, with the exception of the UK), start making Mac clones capable of booting store bought copies of OS X, but not ship the clones with OS X pre-installed, so that we can finally get some reliable computing without having to shell an arm and a leg for Apple's Macs.

Edited 2011-10-06 13:30 UTC

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