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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Making the transition
by andrewclunn on Tue 13th Nov 2012 15:25 UTC
andrewclunn
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2012-11-05

Like the uncanny valley, there's a line where an OS goes from being an obvious hobby to being judged by the standards of a daily use OS. Judging by the comments Haiku is just about to transition from the most successful hobbyist OS to an underdog daily use OS.

I'm pleasantly surprised that development is accelerating, not declining, while Haiku has still managed to avoid the fragmentation that plagues the Unix based OS scene. And of course it being MIT instead of GPL is a big plus to me, but that's more of a personal opinion. Haiku is looking more and more like an ideal OS for netbooks. I'm glad that Haiku is reaching maturity just as the micro-PC revolution is starting out.

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