Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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Wow, what a fantastic article!
by leavengood on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:39 UTC
leavengood
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2006-12-13

I swear I am not one to gush needlessly, but this is a really great article Thom, and a wonderful way to introduce people to Haiku and where we are coming from.

One point I'd like to make is that VESA can at least do widescreen in VMware (I use 1280x800 on my laptop), so I'm not sure why you can't. It could be EDID problems.

As for the future, I've noticed that most of the Haiku developers (including myself) have a pretty clear vision of what Haiku is, and what it can become. A lot can be learned from the other operating systems on what to do and what NOT to do (sometimes more of the latter than the former.) In many ways this long road is advantageous due to all we can learn from what has happened between the release of BeOS R5 and Haiku R1.

So don't worry too much about Haiku's future. I think it is rosy.

Edited 2009-09-14 06:40 UTC

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TQH ! Member since:
2006-03-16

ATI's VESA handling sucks: You can only use the VESA modes that the card reports as available and ATI only reports a handful of more or less 'obsoleted' modes.

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Michael Oliveira Member since:
2005-07-07

Soon Rudolf writes a driver fr ATI HD series ;)

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