Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2012 18:03 UTC, submitted by kragil
BeOS & Derivatives "Haiku, the open source re-creation of BeOS, threatens to become 'The Duke Nukem of operating systems', joked long-time contributor Ryan Leavengood. Actually, after eleven years of development, Haiku still falls four years short of Duke Nukem Forever's long delay, but few other projects have been so long in development. However, with the recent release of Alpha 4.1, Haiku is at last nearing general release." 2013 is going to be very exciting for Haiku.
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It will take time
by tuaris on Mon 10th Dec 2012 23:10 UTC
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They are essentially designing and implementing a modern operating system from scratch. To build an OS that meets all the expectations of today from the ground up is not easy and will take several years. Especially for a group of unpaid developers doing it only during free time and out of good will.

I have patiently waited since I first heard it announced several years ago. I've tried the test images from time to time.

The OS in it's current form already blows away things like Linux in terms of usability, integration, performance, and ease of use. From boot up to shut down you get the impression that everything was developed to work seamlessly together.

I know this comment probably offends many Linux lovers, but truth is that Linux and the countless projects making up the "distro" can never become as elegant as BeOS/Haiku without a major re-thinking on religion, organization, ideas, design, and "the Unix way".

I hope to one day use this as my primary OS of choice for desktops, laptops, and (yes) as servers along side FreeBSD.

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