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[2]: pre-alpha vmware disk bad?
by Big Al on Fri 24th Oct 2008 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE: pre-alpha vmware disk bad?"
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It doesn't work in Fusion either, but since it apparently works in VMWare Player it only affects a couple of us. I'd rather the team work on fixing the remaining bugs than get the file working for a few odd people.

I am looking forward to the release. I may even fire up one if my old PC's and give it a whirl on real hardware. Amazing job by the team any way you slice it!

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vasper Member since:

Haiku can run on modern hardware far better than BeOS could. But it will take some time to get up-to-date with SATA and newer bus hardware.

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