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 on real Hardware
by lxstoian on Fri 24th Oct 2008 09:20 UTC
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I manadged to boot haiku on some modern hardware. My Acer Aspire 5520 laptop.

Amd turion 64 x2 1.9ghz
Nvidia geforce 7000m
2gb ram

Just dd the latest raw image on an usb stick and then booted it.
I had no problems getting my network connection to work and using wget to grab firefox.
It even saw my firewire port but had nothing to test it with.
Didn't get to test the latest builds that probably come with Synaptic touch pad suport.

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