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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Polari
Member since:
2006-02-24

"I have Mandriva 2008 on there but haiku will scream on it.

I'm not sure if you have a realistic time scale about Haiku's development. Maybe -- if we are lucky -- we'll have Alpha 1 this year, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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I would be surprised if we don't see an alpha release before the end of the year. I suggest you take a look at the alpha milestone on Haiku's Trac. There's still work to be done, but a lot of progress has been made over the last few months. Self-hosting was the main requirement for an alpha release and if yesterday's story was any indication, it's a goal they're very close to accomplishing.

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KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

I would be surprised if we don't see an alpha release before the end of the year.

I'm sorry if I sound negative but I've read similar statements for the last two years.

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Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

"I'm sorry if I sound negative but I've read similar statements for the last two years."

Reading and seeing are two different things. I just used r23948 (the latest RAW version over at Haiku's website) and was quite impressed by how unstoppable it was. I had 10-12 apps all going at once and even tried copying a 1.7Gb folder at the same time. It just kept on going! The CPU usage never went crazy (massive slowdown) and the overall system seemed quite responsive no matter what I did!

Haiku has taken a long time (many years) to get to where it is today, but... to those, like me, who cherish each new perceivable bit of progress we can see and feel, it is well worth it.

Keep up the good work, boys... Haiku's beginning really pick up steam!

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