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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RE: Focus
by phoudoin on Fri 1st Aug 2008 08:30 UTC in reply to "Focus"
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While I could agree, don't forget that ULPC makers are not that much worried about the OS cost. After all, they all have since long secured OEM fees for Windows XP, and their customers supports are well-skilled on this OS.

Plus, Haiku lack a lot of apps these makers want out-of-box.

Now, the OS-hobbyist who wants to have Haiku running well on his latest ULPC will have 1) another computer(s) to do it and/or 2) will more easily tolerate Haiku issues to fully support his latest gears.

ULPC makers are not OS-hobbyists.

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