Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jul 2008 21:40 UTC, submitted by kvdman
BeOS & Derivatives After fixing a few specific bugs, Haiku now runs on the Asus EeePC - the 701 model, that is. "It is with great pleasure that I'm able to announce that Haiku (rev26666) runs on the Asus EeePC! I own a 701 model, and have sporadically been testing out Haiku revisions on the machine. For months I've been unable to boot Haiku, but somewhere along the line, the bug I filed got squashed, and Haiku will boot off the machine's internal 4gb fixed disk!" Wireless, LAN, and the APM do not work, but sound does thanks to the OSS driver. Installation is a tad bit complicated (it involves booting Haiku in a VM in Windows XP and copying the contents of a nightly build over to a real hardware BFS partition, and adding Haiku to the ntldr), but at least it works.
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A perfect match
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 31st Jul 2008 22:16 UTC
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2005-07-06

A computer that's designed to be small & lightweight - and an OS that's designed to be small and lightweight. And the EeePC is a speed demon compared to the hardware that was available when BeOS was last commercially-developed (as many folks have pointed out here, even a 1GHz CPU is overkill for BeOS).

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RE: A perfect match
by Morgan on Thu 31st Jul 2008 22:30 in reply to "A perfect match"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed. I'm hoping to see a usable Haiku release candidate come out around the same time the price drops significantly on first-gen EeePCs.

And I can personally attest to a 1GHz machine being overkill on BeOS r5; I have a PIII Coppermine at 1GHz that gives me almost zero UI lag and is quite fast on things like files searches and encoding music/video. I really wish OS X and Gnome/X11 could be as peppy.

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RE[2]: A perfect match
by helf on Fri 1st Aug 2008 22:48 in reply to "RE: A perfect match"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I run a weird Zeta/R5/Haiku hybrid on a 1ghz Pentium III-S Tualatin (512kb cache, 1.4ghz but running on a 100mhz fsb) and it absolutely flies. Only slow bit is the hdd IO (10k rpm scsi just isnt up to snuff.. its ooold). I wish other OSes were this quick. :/

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RE: A perfect match
by shapeshifter on Fri 1st Aug 2008 18:25 in reply to "A perfect match"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

A computer that's designed to be small & lightweight - and an OS that's designed to be small and lightweight. And the EeePC is a speed demon compared to the hardware that was available when BeOS was last commercially-developed (as many folks have pointed out here, even a 1GHz CPU is overkill for BeOS).


And nobody will ever need more than 640Kb of RAM.

Gee, when will people learn?!

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RE[2]: A perfect match
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 1st Aug 2008 20:56 in reply to "RE: A perfect match"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

And nobody will ever need more than 640Kb of RAM.

Gee, when will people learn?!


When will people learn *what*, exactly? Not to post pointless one-liners?

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