Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Aug 2006 20:31 UTC, submitted by Kian Duffy
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku, the open-source BeOS replacement project, turns five years old today. Founded in August 2001 as OpenBeOS with the intention of replacing BeOS due to the lack of action by the then-ailing Be, Haiku has seen five years of change in the BeOS market but continues to progress.
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RE[3]: "Open source" desktop
by sbergman27 on Fri 18th Aug 2006 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "Open source" desktop"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

I'm not really comparing it to anything. I'm asking questions about how good a fit it would be for my needs.

Perhaps, though, I should be asking *when* it will likely be able to do these things.

Oh, and based on other posts in this thread, I'll add "solid security model" to my list of must-haves. I was just taking that as a given before.

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RE[4]: "Open source" desktop
by umccullough on Fri 18th Aug 2006 22:53 in reply to "RE[3]: "Open source" desktop"
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2006-01-26

>Perhaps, though, I should be asking *when* it will likely be able to do these things.

Now, that's the hard part... being a mostly-volunteer-based project, it really can't be defined.

>Oh, and based on other posts in this thread, I'll add "solid security model" to my list of must-haves. I was just taking that as a given before.

Hrm - well that's scheduled for Haiku R2, Haiku R1 will be mostly a milestone - and will not really have multi-user support - and will very much be like Mac OS Classic, or Windows 9x in that regard.

Edited 2006-08-18 22:57

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