Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:33 UTC, submitted by Straylight
BeOS & Derivatives Ars 'reviews' Haiku, and concludes that "at the end of the day, Haiku may not be much more than an interesting diversion, something to play with on a spare bit of hardware on a rainy afternoon just for a bit of fun. But even if it amounts to no more than that, Haiku is still worth checking out." The article is a bit scant on content, but it does give me the opportunity to link to my review of Haiku alpha 1 from 3 years ago. I try Haiku every now and then to see if that review needs an update, but it always amounts to 'it got a bit more stable' - which is fantastic, but not a reason to redo it.
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by Valhalla on Wed 9th Jan 2013 13:33 UTC in reply to "IMHO"
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I will so get modded down for this, but I would love to have Haiku underpinning with a Metro-like UI ;)

Blasphemy!! Actually, I think you could implement something like that as an option, the way Stack & Tile works.

As for the article, it's much like other Haiku 'reviews' I've seen in mainstream tech press, apart from the backstory bit which kind of came across as if Haiku first started off once Zeta had bit the dust. Maybe it's just how I read it.

He did make note of the slow speed of Webpositive, this is something I've wondered myself, why is it slow? It's the 'same' webkit that powers other browsers so I can only assume that there is something in Webpositive's page loading that makes it slower?

Anyway, a nice enough article, always good seeing Haiku getting attention in the tech press.

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