Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:00 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Ultimately, Haiku represents a different way of viewing your personal computer. If you think that software shouldn't be riddled with bugs and incompatibilities and inefficiencies, if you hate being forced to swap out your hardware and software every few years because 'upgrades' have rendered them obsolete, and if you find that the idea of using an operating system that's fast, responsive, and simple is refreshingly novel and appealing, then maybe, just maybe, Haiku is for you." What fascinates me the most is that Haiku's not working on a tablet version. How delightfully quaint.
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Alpha 4, beta & release
by koki on Sat 28th Apr 2012 02:45 UTC
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I am the one who submitted this article to OSNews. I found yesterday when I was looking into the status of Haiku after a long time not following the project. What actually caught my eye and thought made it newsworthy was the statement:

...and this month we expect to release the fourth and final alpha. After that we’ll move to the beta stage, which we hope to get out by the end of the year, followed by the first official release, known as R1, in early 2013.

I did not know R1 was so close to release, and that was a pleasant surprise.

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