Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2008 21:25 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives And more Haiku news; Ars took a short look at Haiku. "As an open source enthusiast and former BeOS zealot, I'm very excited to see Haiku reach this level of usability. I look forward to the day when it is a viable operating system for day-to-day use, and, when it achieves the requisite level of hardware compatibility, I fully intend to install it on my Eee PC, where Haiku's extreme responsiveness and fast boot time will be of significant value. Although Haiku and its technologies aren't quite as relevant today in the face of more modern and advanced operating systems, many of the traditional advantages of BeOS that are present in Haiku still have value today in some contexts."
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by Polari on Tue 12th Feb 2008 22:06 UTC in reply to "......"
Polari
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2006-02-24

I imagine 256MB was all the author had allocated VMware Player, but who needs more than 256MB when Haiku's only using 89MB, anyway? ;)

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by islander on Tue 12th Feb 2008 22:23 in reply to "RE: ......"
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2007-04-11

I imagine 256MB was all the author had allocated VMware Player, but who needs more than 256MB when Haiku's only using 89MB, anyway? ;)


Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! ;)

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by kaiwai on Tue 12th Feb 2008 22:55 in reply to "RE: ......"
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2005-07-06

I imagine 256MB was all the author had allocated VMware Player, but who needs more than 256MB when Haiku's only using 89MB, anyway? ;)


When I saw that I had to get a crane to pick up my jaw it fell that quickly and that low. I look around today, people whimsically flinging their hand going, "ah, who cares, 100mb here, 100mb there, it doesn't matter!". Its nice to see that the availability of gigs at disposal hasn't gone to the developers heads.

Personally, just between you and the rest of the forum, i think that HaikuOS has a lot better chance of challenging Windows on the desktop than Linux has. HaikuOS has a completely standardised setup from the ground up, a stable driver development kit, a great application development kit, a GUI which is easy to use and eye pleasing. It has everything going for it.

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by Polari on Tue 12th Feb 2008 23:40 in reply to "RE[2]: ......"
Polari Member since:
2006-02-24


Personally, just between you and the rest of the forum, i think that HaikuOS has a lot better chance of challenging Windows on the desktop than Linux has. HaikuOS has a completely standardised setup from the ground up, a stable driver development kit, a great application development kit, a GUI which is easy to use and eye pleasing. It has everything going for it.


In terms of performing as a desktop operating system I agree without reservation. As a by-product of its very nature, I don't think Linux will ever be entirely fit for the desktop. The amount of messing around I'm having to do at this very moment in order to simply install VMware Player really reiterates that to me.

That said, I can't help but feel Linux has too much corporate support for Haiku to ever really trouble it, let alone Windows.

I really hope I'm wrong and acknowledge that there are a lot of people out there who desperately want a viable alternative to Windows, something which through the virtues of BeOS, Haiku has already proved it can be. Compared to Linux even today, BeOS was effortless in my experience, with my only qualm at the time being a lack of support for my sound card.

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by TQH ! on Wed 13th Feb 2008 08:08 in reply to "RE[2]: ......"
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2006-03-16

Now we also have the Auckland Layout Model:
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~lutteroth/projects/alm/

I havn't played much with it myself yet, but it really rocks.

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by Flatland_Spider on Wed 13th Feb 2008 15:46 in reply to "RE[2]: ......"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I wish I could mod you up more for pointing out the stupidity of, "My 16-core, 64 GB or RAM, 2 terabyte RAID 15 setup will be the norm... someday... maybe in the next century."

I'm not saying it won't happen, we shouldn't push the boundaries, or software shouldn't evolve, but I would like to see a little more efficiency in the programs I use.

It's pretty amazing what can happen when the entire kit is intelligently designed from the ground up. ;)

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