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 testadura on Fri 1st Aug 2008 08:32 UTC in reply to "Focus"
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It's would be very nice to run Haiku on such devices indeed. Haiku is very suited for this, since it is bloatless.

But netbooks should not be the main focus in my opinion! Haiku will -hopefully- be a great workstation OS and it would be a pity to have all the power and elegance just for some browsing. Oh no, I want to have R5 replaced (and surpassed) on my workstation!

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