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BeOS & Derivatives "Haiku co-developers Bruno and his associate Axel talk about the new OS that has been in development for several years. Haiku is an open source operating system currently in development designed from the ground up for desktop computing. Inspired in the BeOS, Haiku aims to provide users of all levels with a personal computing experience that is simple yet powerful, and void of any unnecessary complexities."
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Impressive Progress
by mdasen on Tue 27th Mar 2007 05:23 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-21

Using one of the images, the OS seems incredibly well put together. Even when you compare it with OS X, Windows, or a modern Linux distro, it just feels exceedingly well put together. It is very nice to use and I can't wait until R1.

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RE: Impressive Progress
by Haicube on Tue 27th Mar 2007 05:36 in reply to "Impressive Progress"
Haicube Member since:
2005-08-06

SCcchhh, don't tell anyone. If everyone knows how sweet Haiku is gonna be. That's gonna stir up some trouble with the servers when it's time for my download so it'll take 3 days instead of 1 hour.

You know that's a huge difference. because once the file is down, Haiku installs in an instant =).

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RE[2]: Impressive Progress
by umccullough on Tue 27th Mar 2007 06:18 in reply to "RE: Impressive Progress"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That's gonna stir up some trouble with the servers when it's time for my download

Ha! I'll build my own! ;) and the torrents will be flowing freely I'm sure!

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I know this isn't the right place for this, but please Haicube - email me - I've been trying to contact you!
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RE[2]: Impressive Progress
by mdasen on Tue 27th Mar 2007 14:33 in reply to "RE: Impressive Progress"
mdasen Member since:
2005-07-21

Oh, come now. Even if the servers are flooded, how long could it take to download something that's under 100MB? This isn't a several GB linux distro here ;) . Even at a paltry 15KB/sec, you would have your Haiku in less than 2 hours.

Heck, if they zip it like they currently do, the filesize is under 25MB. At that size, a 15KB/sec connection would download Haiku in less than half an hour.

It really puts "modern" operating systems into perspective.

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RE: Impressive Progress
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 27th Mar 2007 07:39 in reply to "Impressive Progress"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

++

It seems like the Haiku development really started to pick up steam once Tracker and Deskbar could run on it.

As someone who still uses R5, I can't wait for the day when I can just "upgrade" my existing install to Haiku.

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RE: Impressive Progress
by astroraptor on Tue 27th Mar 2007 11:38 in reply to "Impressive Progress"
astroraptor Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah, now consider that BeOS is over 10 years old. I'm my opinion, THAT is how an REAL alternative OS should be like. A viable solution: maybe not for everyday use for everyone, but more than certainly easy enough for everyone to use.

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RE[2]: Impressive Progress
by blitze on Tue 27th Mar 2007 13:06 in reply to "RE: Impressive Progress"
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2006-09-15

Yeap, over 10 years old and still way ahead in usability stakes as an OS compared to its modern counterparts.

Yes, I'm talking OS here not apps that sit on the OS which make up the main benefit at the moment of running such crap like Windows XP or OS-X (and yes, both are crap).

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RE: Impressive Progress
by deb2006 on Tue 27th Mar 2007 18:37 in reply to "Impressive Progress"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

Now go, uhm, 9 (?) years back and: Voila, that same system was in full bloom (well, almost "full" ...) under the name "BeOS". It was exciting, it was new, it was radically different, it was blazingl fast. Too good to be true. It beat the hell out of Windows 98, Mac OS 9.x, and Linux.

But this is another century. The times they are a changing.

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RE[2]: Impressive Progress
by transputer_guy on Tue 27th Mar 2007 18:57 in reply to "RE: Impressive Progress"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

What seems to be happening right now in this century in Windows Vista, OSX and now Linux+Beryl & so on is the mad rush to BLING BLING land and a dumbing down of the user interface by interface gurus. Personally I still love the polish and look of the old MacOS 7,8 plus the powerful intuitive power of BeOS but not the unreliability of both and the many odd quirks of BeOS.

As long as Haiku and the glass elevator work on replacement and fixing the quirks and ignore the Bling Bling of translucent windows and jumpy that, it will do fine for those that like vanilla looks but awesome control.

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