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[3]: good news
by TQH ! on Sat 25th Oct 2008 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: good news"
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No. Forget what you have come to known about the speed of VESA. My Radeon X1250 (Integrated on mobo) runs better in Haiku with VESA that it does in X with acceleration.

The low interest for writing graphics drivers right now is probably due to the fact that VESA seems to working amazingly well for 2D.

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