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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RE[3]: But why?
by dragossh on Wed 11th Feb 2009 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But why?"
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No one really cares about this since no one really resets his computer 10-20 times a day to see the difference.
Notebooks? Also, that 10-second boot time is great for netbooks.

Linux/Vista feel fast on Core2 Duo with 4GB of RAM... MacOS X is fast too.
With *4GB* of RAM, and they only *feel* fast? Try Haiku on a 7-year old machine with 256MB of RAM.

(Some) Linux distroes? (Slackware, Zenwalk, but there are more).
Until you run some heavy apps. All BeOS apps open quickly and run fast.

Any OS with KDE?
This is subjective. IMHO, KDE is not easy to use.

Again, Linux?
Wake me up when I can update or replace the whole networking system, media kit, desktop environment and still not logout/reboot.

MacOS, maybe Linux?
Linux? Package managers.
OS X does it exactly like BeOS, except using .zip files.

Besides multiple monitors, who need independent resolutions for different virtual desktops?
Web developers? I want to see how my site looks on different resolutions and color depths without going all the time into the Display preference pane.

Filesystem: I agree here, ZFS is great.
API: Cocoa & BeAPI are probabily the best APIs out there.
Translators: I can't understand why noone has copied this already. We're in 2009, and we're still focusing on *programs that open formats*, instead of just file types.

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