Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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Haiku will keep computing fun
by GCrain on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 20:39 UTC
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For me, BeOS really brought the 'fun' back to computing. I think it is absolutely great that the Haiku team has kept to their goals and have the determination to make it happen. I am excited that Haiku will continue to bring that 'fun' back to computing.

I have been compiling the source about every week, and it really has gone from booting on mostly none of my computers, to running stable on all of them the last couple weeks. I struggled to get PC-BSD networking nicely on my NVidia chipset, and Haiku ran and networked/audio worked without a hitch.
Very nice !

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