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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RE: Haiku on real hardware
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 24th Oct 2008 12:57 UTC in reply to "Haiku on real hardware"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

I hope that Haiku will be able to install and run on today hardware, not the hardware of BeOS5 era.


Agreed. Although I do still think it's an advantage that Haiku *can* run acceptably on hardware that old - just did a quick check on vfxweb.com, a used P4 1.8Ghz with 512MB RAM and 40GB of diskspace goes for about $65 these days, and would run BeOS / Haiku beautifully.

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RE[2]: Haiku on real hardware
by BiPolar on Fri 24th Oct 2008 13:42 in reply to "RE: Haiku on real hardware"
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2007-07-06

[...] P4 1.8Ghz with 512MB RAM and 40GB [...] and would run BeOS / Haiku beautifully.


It surely does runs beautifully even on a seven years old K7 @ 900 MHz, 256 MB of RAM (minus 8 MB for the IGP) and no swap file :-)

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

" [...] P4 1.8Ghz with 512MB RAM and 40GB [...] and would run BeOS / Haiku beautifully.


It surely does runs beautifully even on a seven years old K7 @ 900 MHz, 256 MB of RAM (minus 8 MB for the IGP) and no swap file :-)
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900MHz?!?!? Luxury, luxury! ;)

Seriously though, I've actually run R5 on a PC as slow as a P100 w/32MB RAM. It just sat headless beside my stereo, with an ethernet connection (and Tracker/Deskbar commented-out of the bootscript) - and an audio cable running to the stereo's line-in. It made a great "stream receiver" - I'd run a stream on my desktop in SoundPlay, then telnet into the P100 and receive the stream via MediaPlayer.

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