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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RE: Comment by marcp
by Bending Unit on Mon 14th Sep 2009 20:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Bending Unit
Member since:
2005-07-06

Anyways, I fully agree that BeOS was one of the most advanced OSs on the planet and it STILL kills MS and MacOSX in their actual forms known today!

Well BeOS was original and exciting but really, kills windows 7?? Does R5 even boot on today's (or yesterday's) computers!

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by twm_bucket on Mon 14th Sep 2009 20:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
twm_bucket Member since:
2008-10-09

Yes, it boots on my quad Xeon. But does it install? That's a whole other story.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by dtravis7 on Mon 14th Sep 2009 20:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
dtravis7 Member since:
2005-07-14

BeOS R5 boots on my PIII Dell and one AMD 64 rig. It was VERY FAST on even the PIII and everything worked.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Mon 14th Sep 2009 21:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Almost nothing else boots THAT fast - c'mon - 10 s ...
I'm no fanboy of any kind of any OS, but just think about it ... 10 s to GUI ... if you think it's no big deal, then try to beat it with any OS you got.

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