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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flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

And Linux will be another 4 years ahead.

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cjst Member since:
2009-03-30

Linux in 4 years will still be using the "bazaar" model for most of it's userland. So it will still be an unpolished incoherent OS with little attention to detail. That has no hope of getting ever fixed.
Also at the current rate, in 4 years Linux will require a 50 core CPU with 50 Gigs of RAM to be able to run decently as a desktop. So that's why even waiting 20 years for Haiku is preferable.

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Hmmm. Partisan much?

So you seem to be arguing that in 4 years, Haiku will *not* be using the bazaar model. Which corporation do you expect to take Haiku proprietary? And via what legal loophole?

Linux currently runs on everything from a watch to a bevy of smart phones to a supercomputer. What leads you to believe that in only 4 years it will require the supercomputer?

And wouldn't "unpolished incoherent OS with little attention to detail" better fit Vista than Linux (the Gimp notwithstanding)? Like, say,
http://www.marcorolandi.com/imgs/just4fun.jpg?

I've nothing against Haiku - looks promising if still a bit immature - but you don't have to hate Linux to like Haiku. IDIC, dude.

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

"And Linux will be another 4 years ahead."

linux is just a kernel. There's still no standard linux OS yet

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Yeah, technically, but the word is treated by the majority of people as the desktop experience, or the OS entirely.

When they advertise Linux on PCs at the shops they don't mean the kernel on its own.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

And Linux will be another 4 years ahead.


We might as well argue whether a tractor is better than a motorcycle, because Linux and Haiku have about that much in common.

"Your motorcycle sucks because it can't haul out tree stumps as well as my John Deere."
"Oh yeah? Well your tractor has horrible acceleration!"

See how absurd that sounds?

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

That's not a very good analogy. Is Linux the tractor or the motorcycle?

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