Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Dec 2006 12:05 UTC, submitted by sogabe
BeOS & Derivatives The Haiku network stack currently under heavy development is reportedly working with the Vision IRC client. Haiku developer Axel Dörfler reports that the network stack can now successfully run the Vision IRC client (screenshot on the Haiku website). At this stage, the network still needs to be configured manually, but this can be easily done by editing a couple of files as explained here. Haiku can use BeOS network drivers, so if your NIC is not supported, you can try finding a driver on BeBits.com.
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Haiku OS
by WereCatf on Thu 7th Dec 2006 19:44 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I remember years ago having very very briefly tried out BeOS trial version or something like that..It seemed snappy, but well, who'd use a trial one? I think I had some problems with it, too. Now I've been looking at Haiku quite recently, being pretty curious, but haven't tried it out yet. Now with somewhat working networking stack I probably will try it, just to see how it is like. From what I know, it seems like a great alternative OS. I just wish it wasn't so ugly =)

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RE: Haiku OS
by ormandj on Thu 7th Dec 2006 20:02 in reply to "Haiku OS"
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2005-10-09

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I ran BeOS for quite some time, through multiple releases, until the end. For me, it was the most beautiful OS I've ever used. Simple, clearly laid out, elegant design, and ran lightning quick. It's an old OS now, and even so it still stacks up pretty well against "modern" OSs! That's impressive. The design behind the scenes is equally impressive, the APIs are a thing of beauty, and make development a joy compared to other OSs.

To sum it up, it IS a great alternative OS, and I suspect if you give it a "fair" shot once it's production ready/stable, you'll be very impressed, and see the beauty you might miss in the screenshots. ;)

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