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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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Well, I wish all open source OS would support every piece of hardware there is.

But at the moment nearly all of them don't have the manpower to do that. And for some of them that day will probably never come.

You have to face reality. If the performance hit from building Haiku ontop of a very minimal Linux system (like Amithlon) is not noticeable and nearly everything "just works"(tm) then it might be worth looking at.

Or you can remain in pre-alpha (for real hardware) for a another 10 years.

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Halo Member since:
2009-02-10

False dichotomy, especially as Haiku already works fine in virtual machines.

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

Or you can create a driver SDK common to various OSes, like BSD (I believe it is used by Haiku) to combine manpower. It works for CUPS. It works for Xorg.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

It kinda used to work for X.org .. nowadays new X.org releases are Linux only and have to be ported to the BSDs, because that whole x-platform thing held Linux advancements back quite a bit.

And Cups is way better on OSX than on Linux.

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