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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v_bobok posted...

I totally love how you called Haiku "her" instead of "it" as usual most of us do. Except me. Hell, I'm even trying to make drawings of Haiku-tan with the variable success.

Be sure to share those with the community once they're done, okay? I'd love to see some wallpaper based on Haiku-tan!

v_bobok posted...
A fraking geek? Maybe it's me. And I didn't really give a frak if I do.

If you are, then take comfort in the knowledge you're not alone nd you have brethren and sisteren who are just as geeky if not more so than you are. ^_~

v_bobok posted...
After all those installs, tests and bug reports just don't forget to gently kiss her and give her a hug. And be nice, she is still little alpha, for frak's sake... ;)

Wait--so what you're saying is Haiku-ta is a loli? Maybe I should reconsider about the wallpaper? ;P

v_bobok posted...
The spirit of BeOS lives. Haiku is indeed goes on.

It does indeed! I'm looking forward to when the Haiku team gets proper WiFi support baked in and applications start showing up again for the system so I can run it on my eeepc. I tried it several months ago when rumors of an alpha release being "just around the corner" were starting and the ethernet worked pretty good. The bootup speed was unbelievable, even from a USB key!


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