Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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Great work!
by AbuHassan on Tue 10th Feb 2009 20:00 UTC
AbuHassan
Member since:
2008-08-26

Haiku keeps getting better and better, God willing it'll be running full time on my Aspire One once it hits Alpha.

I might even have it single booting on my MBP one day, completely replacing Fedora. We can all dream eh? ;)

The Be API is quite possibly the most beautiful API I've ever had the pleasure of coding for. ;)

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RE: Great work!
by 2501 on Tue 10th Feb 2009 20:29 in reply to "Great work! "
2501 Member since:
2005-07-14

I can't wait for this moment to come! I used to run BeOS R5 before they went out of business. I decided to get a Mac because there was no way I was going to run Windows.

I am a happy Fedora/Zenwalk/Slackware Linux user but Haiku/BeOS is the only OS that would make Linux dissapear from my laptop.

-2501

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RE: Great work!
by koki on Tue 10th Feb 2009 21:24 in reply to "Great work! "
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

Haiku keeps getting better and better, God willing it'll be running full time on my Aspire One once it hits Alpha.


No need to wait; in spite of its pre-alpha status, Haiku runs quite well on my Aspire One, with native support for video, audio and ethernet.

You can try it booting from a USB to see if your specific model will boot/work.

From linux, you can use:

dd bs=1024 if=haiku.image of=/dev/sda

In windows, you can follow...

http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/how_to_install_haiku_to_usb...

...or simply use:

http://modeen.se/HaikuOnAstick.htm

Pre-alpha images with some apps (Firefox, Vision irc client, Wonderbrush image editor, Pe programming editor, VLC, etc.) are available from:

http://haiku-files.org/raw/

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RE[2]: Great work!
by AbuHassan on Tue 10th Feb 2009 22:42 in reply to "RE: Great work! "
AbuHassan Member since:
2008-08-26

"Haiku keeps getting better and better, God willing it'll be running full time on my Aspire One once it hits Alpha.


No need to wait; in spite of its pre-alpha status, Haiku runs quite well on my Aspire One, with native support for video, audio and ethernet.

You can try it booting from a USB to see if your specific model will boot/work.
"

It boots but no wifi support and no sound either.

It flies though, even running off the usb flash drive. ;)

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RE[2]: Great work!
by ml2mst on Thu 12th Feb 2009 17:59 in reply to "RE: Great work! "
ml2mst Member since:
2005-08-27

Wow! I'm excited about all the positive comments in this treat. Can't wait to give it a spin...

Thank you very much for the useful links Koki!

Cheers

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