Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:44 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "So... I have finally gotten around to finishing the Haiku tutorial I set out to complete over a year ago. I was hoping to have it done sooner, but I decided to then prolong graduation for another year. However, my thesis project has been a rocking success, and you can finally see the fruits of my labors. This production should be incorporated into the project as official tutorial material." Okay so yeah it's a tad bit cheesy, but heck, it's BeOS, so shut up.
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Not impressed
by avgalen on Fri 9th Dec 2011 01:01 UTC
avgalen
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2010-09-23

So what Haiku has to offer is:
- My computer, My Documents and Recycle Bin on the Desktop. But not just as nice looking icons, NOO sir, they are scalable vectors.....and look horribly teared
- A taskbar with a systray that you can put in different locations
- A menu structure that requires lots of scrolling clicking
- Windows with tiny titlebars that make dragging them hard, but docking them easy (this was the only cool thing in the video)
- You can start and stop a task and see how many resources it uses
- It has cool applications....like a really basic browser, a really basic email program, a really basic paint, spinning teapot, another 3D demo that didn't really seem to do anything and a mediaplayer that seemed to play really choppy (might have been the capturing, encoding or vimeo)

and it has an installer that makes you do partitioning yourself and then just copies files and changes the MBR

It all just looked like 15 years back in time, but with support for multiple cpu's (but hardly any real hardware) but not multiple users. Multi-tasking, but no security and no applications.

Who would actually benefit from this OS even if it was done today? Just people that liked BeOS back in the day ?

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