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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Any news about Haiku is good news...
by Luposian on Sat 2nd Aug 2008 03:26 UTC
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The fact that it now runs (mostly?) on Asus EeePC (what a crazy name, what does it stand for?), that means more people can develop on it, on their particular system(s).

I'd like to know whether or not Haiku runs on my Intel DG33BU motherboard. I'll probably just have to try it someday. Finally kinda got back into the swing of things, concerning Haiku.

Even got Hardware Accelerated 3D working... albeit with an older driver of Rudolf's, made for BeOS.

Bit by bit, they're getting there. Maybe this year will be the year of Alpha?

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