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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RE: Not impressed
by aldeck on Fri 9th Dec 2011 12:13 UTC in reply to "Not impressed"
aldeck
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2006-12-07

but hardly any real hardware


I wonder where do you get this idea from (yeah sadly all the videos you see on the net are captured from a host os and vm), just come over at the annual gatherings and you'll see 80% of the people running it on real hardware. I've been using it without much problems on bare metal for 3 years. It's even one of the main purposes of this OS, to get most out of your hardware, having everything as fluid and snappy as possible.

Who would actually benefit from this OS even if it was done today?


You know, it's a usable open source OS. That by itself is a great achievement. It isn't perfect, but some people already have everything they need with it today. Others see great potential in it. Some just enjoy hacking on an ambitious yet focused project with a very open and friendly team.

What matters is the direction the project is taking and that it can live long enough to get there ;) I believe both points are covered.

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