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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Haiku -- for hobbyists only
by benali72 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 06:42 UTC
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I downloaded Haiku last year and found nothing in it that would cause me to switch to it. No special features or extras that make a compelling case to transition to it.

OTOH, I find several reasons not to switch to it:

(1) A 12-year cycle to produce only an alpha release does not give me confidence in the project.

(2) Hardware support?

Haiku might be a fun project but I just don't see it as realistic for any but a select group of hobbyists.

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