Linked by umccullough on Thu 15th Nov 2012 22:12 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku R1/Alpha 4 had a couple critical bugs that were immediately identified and resolved shortly after release. These issues affected a significant number of users, and Haiku developers felt it made sense to do an Alpha 4.1 point release to provide a better experience for subsequent user downloads. The new download links and torrents have been provided, and they encourage people to update.
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on read-only media
by evert on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:41 UTC
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Two critical bugs, only when booting from on read-only media.

What to say? A "normal" installation would be on a hard disk (partition) or an USB memory key or a virtual machine. Installing Haiku on a read-only medium is of very limited use, and in practice it's also more work and more expensive to write a CD-ROM, resulting in a slower boot-up... I don't understand why they still support read-only media and why some users insist on using them.

On the other hand, an OS that can boot from read-only media is more flexible and probably boots faster and with less chance of problems. The Haiku team strives for perfection, it seems.

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