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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Reactivity?
by renox on Fri 16th Oct 2009 12:03 UTC
renox
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2005-07-06

This review don't speak at all about the main point of BeOS: reactivity!
Does Haiku manage to reproduce this BeOS feature of having a snappy user interface?

IMHO, that was the main selling point of BeOS and Linux and Windows still don't have this 'feature' (on computers much more powerful :-( ), so if Haiku manage to reproduce it then it's interesting to use, otherwise why bother?
Especially as with SSDs and programs adaptions to multi-core, mainstream OS may become finally responsive..

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RE: Reactivity?
by Eddyspeeder on Fri 16th Oct 2009 22:17 in reply to "Reactivity?"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Actually, Thom already positively answered that in his review, and he was even under VESA mode.

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RE: Reactivity?
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 17th Oct 2009 03:49 in reply to "Reactivity?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

This review don't speak at all about the main point of BeOS: reactivity!
Does Haiku manage to reproduce this BeOS feature of having a snappy user interface?


FWIW: from playing around with the pre-Alpha and the Alpha release, I've found it to be noticeably faster than R5 on the same hardware.

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