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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RE[3]: Sarcasm much?
by cipri on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sarcasm much?"
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There's of course MorphOS and SkyOS to

SkyOS? It died nearly 10 years ago. Even the last post message on their homepage is from 2006.

And Syllable is as good as dead too. As good as all devs are gone, and the improvements in the last 5 3-4 years, are as good as zero. There are no devs to fix the most simple bugs. Just look at their changelog, and you will see how few and how trivial stuff you find in there, things that are even not woth to be mentionated.

Haiku on the other side, has all changes to grow out of the "hobby os" image. It's needed to bring the packagemanager into a user-userable state, enable hw acceleration, enable window composition, update the GUI to a modern one with transparencies and so on... (and add some more drivers) and you will all agree that it's a quite modern os.
In terms of useability I really think, that haiku has a chance to catch up and to over run most linux-based OSs in the next few years.

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