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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UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

That does look pretty nice. What are the LEDs supposed to be? The line of mostly red with green lights going vertically? CPU and/or memory usage? I think it would look better with less of a "shine" to it--I'm not a fan of shiny electronics. But to be fair, it's not so shiny it would drive me nuts. Nice mock-up, though.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That does look pretty nice. What are the LEDs supposed to be? The line of mostly red with green lights going vertically? CPU and/or memory usage? I think it would look better with less of a "shine" to it--I'm not a fan of shiny electronics. But to be fair, it's not so shiny it would drive me nuts. Nice mock-up, though.


The BeBox had two "towers" of LEDs to represent the independent CPU activity of each of the processors in the BeBox.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

The BeBox had two "towers" of LEDs to represent the independent CPU activity of each of the processors in the BeBox.

Ah, I see. Strangely, only now that you mention it, I remember just a couple years ago reading (probably on this site) an article about this feature. Totally forgot about it. I never did own (or really even see, in person) a Be machine... thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of Be history I just don't know...

Edited 2009-09-15 03:10 UTC

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