Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 19:35 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives The Haiku alpha release has always been a bit elusive. The project has been near the alpha release for a while now, but a number of difficult data-destructive bugs kept it at bay. After an informal coding sprint, the alpha is now just a decision away.
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RE: Can't wait
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 20:40 UTC in reply to "Can't wait"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Same here. Too bad I already pretty much gave up on the machine I was originally going to put it on (a Gateway from 1997-1998 with 64MB RAM and a 6.4GB hard drive that's hard to run just about anything on). Who knows, I might just boot it up once again just to try Haiku on, but I doubt I'll do much with it at this point.

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RE[2]: Can't wait
by helf on Wed 5th Aug 2009 23:28 in reply to "RE: Can't wait"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

What is the CPU in it? slap some more pc100/133 in it for $5 and if its a slot1 p2 or so, nab a faster slot1 p3 for $20 and you'd be good to go ;)

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RE[3]: Can't wait
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 6th Aug 2009 02:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Can't wait"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

What is the CPU in it? slap some more pc100/133 in it for $5 and if its a slot1 p2 or so, nab a faster slot1 p3 for $20 and you'd be good to go ;)

Pentium II, 266 MHz. I think the machine takes PC66 memory, I looked into upgrading it but PC100 was the lowest I found. At this point, I honestly don't think it's worth saving; it even fails to boot correctly every once in a while (doesn't send a signal to the monitor, and when trying to shut down, a hard shutdown by holding the power button is required). Its backup battery just died recently too, which is no big deal, but I doubt I'll even replace that. It's just seriously showing its age, and probably hasn't even been used regularly since before 2000.

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