Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2007 17:38 UTC, submitted by sogabe
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku has its first distribution, but it's not coming from the Haiku development team. Pingwinek has just released GNU/Haiku 0.1.0, what is claimed to be (probably?) the first distribution of the Haiku operating system, coming from Poland. According to the Pingwinek home page, GNU/Haiku consists of the base Haiku system plus 40 packages ported from the Pingwinek GNU/Linux distribution, and it includes the GCC 2.95.3 compiler, several simple games, SDL, Midnight Commander, and ncurses. GNU/Haiku can be run from a HDD, in QEMU and VMWare or as a Live CD. Screenshots are available, and the images can be download from this page.
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Irony
by ajoffe on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:23 UTC
ajoffe
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2006-05-27

Kind of ironic that the first distribution of Haiku has this slightly Linux-y theme to it, given the whole point of Haiku is not to be another Linux.

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RE: Irony
by npang on Mon 12th Mar 2007 23:52 in reply to "Irony"
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2006-11-26

Not really. This guy/team aims to provide a usable free operating system. He just decided to use parts from the Linux, Haiku and GNU projects to achieve his vision.

Edited 2007-03-13 00:09

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RE[2]: Irony
by Vibe on Tue 13th Mar 2007 01:00 in reply to "RE: Irony"
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2007-03-12

Not really. This guy/team aims to provide a usable free operating system. He just decided to use parts from the Linux, Haiku and GNU projects to achieve his vision.

Then he should call it something else, not bleed off either the GNU or Haiku names. Not only is it rude it's theft and confuses the minds of potential customers which, in Haiku's case, I hope isn't just developers scratching an itch but real customers who just want to get stuff done.

Edited 2007-03-13 01:06

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