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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ready to do some coding
by GCrain on Wed 16th Sep 2009 14:34 UTC
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I've been running Haiku in VMware and also using USB drives for some time now. I finally installed onto a hard drive in my modern system. Awesome!! It is really quite fast and very stable on my system. The sound was a little crackly playing an mp3, but otherwise quite good. The networking appeared extremely fast.
I liked Beos because it brought the fun back to computing. Now we have Haiku to continue that. I'm excited to get it setup for development and pull out some of my old coding projects.
Congrats to the team and all the work to get to this point!

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