Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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RE[6]: I'll tell you why...
by Vibe on Thu 5th Apr 2007 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I'll tell you why..."
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It has taken Linux many, many years before gaining lots of users and popularity. Haiku will do the same over time, though today, it has to compete with Linux. What are you afraid of, that Linux will lose the battle? You like Linux so much, then stick with it and let the rest of us enjoy BeOS/Haiku.

Haiku has a core philosophy and responsible team of people managing it. That's a good sign. One big hurdle for Linux is that it's a mess. OS X is exclusive. Windows is a walled garden. Haiku doesn't suffer from those impediments.

Right out of the box Haiku has a good design and documentation. Anyone who has Haiku will have the same experience on another machine. It's not drowned in bloatware, and porting key applications is no real bother. How can it not do well?

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