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 NexusCrawler on Wed 11th Feb 2009 14:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But why?"
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Right, right, right, you're completely right from the first to the last sentence.

However what's sure is that only time will tell what kind of software support will have Haiku in some years. So I have the right to dream and drool a little... :-)

By the way, I'm more concerned about hardware support than about software support. Drivers have always been an issue for any "alternative" OS and it's definitely the case for Haiku, as it has been for BeOS. On the other side, there is a lot of wonderful software that does an amazing job already available for BeOS/Haiku and more software is to come everyday. You can still switch to another software and change your habits (and it happens that it's for better not worse). While chances are high that any random computer does not have the proper drivers and it's not so easy to switch the hardware parts... :-(

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