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: Comment by BlackJack75
by phoudoin on Fri 1st Aug 2008 08:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by BlackJack75"
phoudoin
Member since:
2006-06-09

While I'm an Haiku fan, don't forget:
- no Flash support yet
- no MS Office compatibility
- no Java VM yet.

ULPC users don't use OSes. They use softwares. And we don't compete well on this field.
I hope it will change, while keeping the BeOS/KISS/Haiku touch in the process, but we are not there yet.

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RE[2]: Comment by BlackJack75
by mmu_man on Fri 1st Aug 2008 11:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by BlackJack75"
mmu_man Member since:
2006-09-30

> - no Flash support yet
That's a + to me ;)

> - no MS Office compatibility
There is Gobe, Abi, ...
OOo isn't really fitting the "simple and small" goals ;)
However next versions target modularity to be able to provide lighter versions, so that's good for us. And I have contacts for OOo.

> - no Java VM yet.
Right but there is the OpenJDK endorsed port started.

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phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

While I share your position, me, you and most Haiku fans are not exactly the usual ULPC customers, which I bet don't share the same view as us.

A lighter, modularized and more host-native OOo-based text processor will be a good news for any alternative platforms, indeed.

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

many of the best games these days are on flash. you know, the ones that aren't the same 3d blow everything up type of game.

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