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: Comment by rain
by zima on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by rain"
zima
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Be had a hard time getting developers to work with the OS back then, and I can't imagine how hard it would be to convince them today. I really can't see a future for Haiku in terms of application support. Which makes it quite pointless for me where I am now (doesn't make it pointless for everyone though).

Luckily, for quite a few people their PC is now mostly a WWW terminal, plus the basics of ~office suite, media player, IM, BT. Haiku should cover such needs relatively easily, eventually.

But I doubt it has much chance at mobile. First, it's a very desktop-focused OS. Second, that battle is probably already won, or nearly so (it's an open question if there's really a place for a third mobile ecosystem - and if yes, that will be probably MS...)

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