Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Dec 2016 19:34 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

As some may have noticed, my UEFI branch got merged in November, purely by accident too! However, until now, we still haven't been able to boot to the desktop. Whilst still in development, the addition of a simple framebuffer driver and a crucial fix by Henry has enabled Haiku to now boot all the way to the desktop using QEMU.

In today's world, an important milestone.

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RE: Haiku
by p13. on Mon 19th Dec 2016 09:17 UTC in reply to "Haiku"
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2005-07-10

I ran BeOS fulltime in the R5 PE days.
Back then, there was still a good ecosystem around it.
You could find the software needed to do almost anything on bebits.
It really was a great OS. I miss using it ... a lot.

Haiku is really good as well.
I've used it natively on a netbook, and it recognized all the hardware. Even the wifi! I was very impressed with that. It also ran quite fast on this machine, despite it being a netbook.
But the ecosystem is just gone ...
Maybe there will be enough interest again some day to have some devs work on useful applications again ... who knows.

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