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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Comment by eddiebelfast
by eddiebelfast on Mon 14th Sep 2009 11:25 UTC
eddiebelfast
Member since:
2009-09-14

Can someone explain why the Haiku iso has a zip on the end. I had to use Win7 to unpack and burn as neither w2k or linux will look at it.
Having said that it looks and acts very well, much as Beos and Zeta, very fast.
The internet was auto/config, the screen res/refresh works great.

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RE: Comment by eddiebelfast
by Bobthearch on Mon 14th Sep 2009 13:42 in reply to "Comment by eddiebelfast"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Windows XP can un-compress Zip files easily. And anyone with an older Windows version probably has a zip utility installed, IZArc, WinZip, ExpressZip, etc.

"Zip" is the most standard and common compression method. Used to be anyway.

Linux doesn't have a zip utility? I'm surprised.

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RE[2]: Comment by eddiebelfast
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Sep 2009 14:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by eddiebelfast"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Linux doesn't have a zip utility? I'm surprised.

I was surprised by the commenter, too. All the distros I've tried install automatically the support for all common compressed formats, including .zip. I didn't have any trouble uncompressing the Haiku image myself, just right click -> extract here.

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RE: Comment by eddiebelfast
by DrillSgt on Mon 14th Sep 2009 13:47 in reply to "Comment by eddiebelfast"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Can someone explain why the Haiku iso has a zip on the end. I had to use Win7 to unpack and burn as neither w2k or linux will look at it.


In Linux, zip files are definitely supported. Maybe you do not have the compression utilities installed? Most modern linux distributions install them by default.

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RE: Comment by eddiebelfast
by hktm001-wow on Mon 14th Sep 2009 13:57 in reply to "Comment by eddiebelfast"
hktm001-wow Member since:
2009-09-14

I have extracted and got it running under VirtualBox on Linux without any problem.

All I did was double clicked and dragged the iso file out of the zip gui utility.

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