Linked by rohan_p on Wed 8th Aug 2012 15:21 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS may be dead, but over a decade after its lamentable demise the open source Haiku project keeps its legacy alive. Haiku is an attempt to build a drop-in, binary compatible replacement for BeOS, as well as extending the defunct OS's functionality and support for modern hardware. At least, that's the short-term goal - eventually, Haiku is intended significantly enhance BeOS while maintaining the same philosophy of simplicity and transparency, and without being weighed down with the legacy code of many other contemporary operating systems. Computerworld Australia recently caught up with Stephan Assmus, who has been a key contributor to the project for seven years for a lengthy chat about BeOS, the current state of Haiku and the project's future plans.
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RE[3]: Haiku and Linux
by moondevil on Thu 9th Aug 2012 05:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Haiku and Linux"
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On the other hand, Haiku still has to improve a lot in terms of security.

Currently it has a security model similar to what Amiga, Atari ST, Windows 9x had. We all know what that meant in terms of virus and getting your data secure.

If the an application gets owned, it will have access to the complete filesystem.

This is very important issue to fix, even on a single user desktop OS.

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