Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Tue 13th Nov 2012 05:34 UTC
v_bobok
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I've been playing with Haiku alpha 4 for almost a day straight and it seems to me that the only remaining raging problems are hardware support (sometimes unstable wireless connection and lacking audio/video chips) and lack of finalized Package Manager to eliminate the mess with installing software and updates via Web.

I use some cool apps like WebKit browsers, TransmissionBt, Clementine, CoolReader and much more thanks to the Qt 4 port. You can now even get ThinkFree Office suite and other java-based apps running, because Haiku now has Java.

Lack of software isn't as much of a problem today in Haiku world, it's the hardware support that needs a lot of love, which means new developers and testers.

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