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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RE: PowerPC Support
by boing on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:51 UTC in reply to "PowerPC Support"
boing
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I wish they'd do a PowerPC port of this. Would be perfect for my old G4.


If you want to try a alternative OS for PPC I would suggest you look to see if MorphOS is supported on your system (http://www.morphos-team.net). I use it on a old Mac Mini PPC G4 and it looks great, is fast (5 second boot, 1 second shutdown) and does what I need for a limited purpose machine (web browser, jabber client, and SSH). I even have Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X on the same machine, and MorphOS is so much faster.

Just a suggestion.

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