Linked by Kevin Miller on Thu 15th Oct 2009 22:16 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today marks an entire week of using Haiku as my primary operating system. This is my first PC to get the most out of any BeOS related operating system to date. My old 200MHz Toshiba ran R5 PE just fine but without any networking. My eMachine ran Zeta just fine, but once again, there were networking issues (and Zeta was pronounced dead around this time). In the age of the Internet, this pretty much forced me away from BeOS and its decendants until now.
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I have to give Haiku one thing
by license_2_blather on Thu 15th Oct 2009 23:59 UTC
license_2_blather
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2006-02-05

10-second desktop from power-off on a netbook is not bad.

I'm probably like Eugenia in that I would miss functionality I have on my Windows and Linux (and even OpenBSD ;) boxes, but for a surfing/email-reading terminal (which is all I think I could use a netbook for), maybe it's not so much a handicap.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

10-second desktop from power-off on a netbook is not bad.


Well... to be fair, on my AA1, it's 12 seconds from bootman to desktop (bootman being the multi-partition chainloading bootloader that Haiku comes with).

It seems like most of the time is spent waiting for POST ;)

Edited 2009-10-16 00:05 UTC

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