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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RE[4]: Uh what
by Vanders on Sat 28th Apr 2012 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Uh what"
Vanders
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While Haiku does support POSIX, it is not a "POSIX system", and not a *NIX. POSIX is simply an addition, not the base for it.


Correct me if I'm totally wrong here, but POSIX on Haiku is a first-class, and in many cases the only, API[1]. The Haiku kernel does not have Haiku-native equivalent of open() or read(), as a very simple example.

After all, Windows supports POSIX too, if you want it. Does that make it a "POSIX system" as well?


No, and you're making my point for me here. Linux is no more "based around a kernel that was originally designed for servers" than Haiku is.

[1]: kernel API. You can, of course, build non-POSIX APIs on top of it, which is obviously exactly what OSes like Haiku do, but the POSIX API is still at the bottom of the abstraction.

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