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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Best news of the day!
by Oren on Tue 15th Sep 2009 14:01 UTC
Oren
Member since:
2005-07-17

I just downloaded and installed the alpha, and it's very very functional (save for the lack of an installable boot manager). I'm sure that from now on the development is really going to accelerate.

I'm going to donate now. If you're excited about the revival of BeOS, feel free to do the same :-)

http://www.haiku-os.org/community/donating_to_haiku

Prog.

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RE: Best news of the day!
by kwag on Tue 15th Sep 2009 15:06 in reply to "Best news of the day!"
kwag Member since:
2006-08-31

"I'm going to donate now. If you're excited about the revival of BeOS, feel free to do the same :-) "

lol, I just sent a $10.00 donation via PayPal, about half hour ago. And now I read this ;)

On a side note, I just tested a Python application I wrote which uses the Twisted framework, and to my surprise, it's running flawlessly on Haiku!
I might give it a whirl as a server, and see how it holds. Seems the kernel is VERY solid, even at an alpha stage.
I can clearly see a torrent (no pun intended) of applications being revived in the coming months ;)

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RE: Best news of the day!
by TQH ! on Tue 15th Sep 2009 17:01 in reply to "Best news of the day!"
TQH ! Member since:
2006-03-16

You havn't tried to type bootman at a terminal prompt then.

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RE[2]: Best news of the day!
by Oren on Tue 15th Sep 2009 18:38 in reply to "RE: Best news of the day!"
Oren Member since:
2005-07-17

Thanks for the tip. Bootman works perfectly!

I'm quite sure R5 launched bootman at the end of the installation, I wonder why Haiku doesn't?

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