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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Ok, what part of Alpha Software don't people get? Of course Haiku ain't ready for mainstream computing yet. I would hope that by Beta stage there is more usability for the OS and some app development along the lines of:

Office app that is Haiku Native like GOBE Productive BUT supports Open Office File Formats (don't want OO just a Haiku Native app that is read/write compatible with PDF support as well).

Soundplay, been a great little audio player for BeOS and shouldn't take much to take across to Haiku.

VideoLAN but a current build

A native browser or Opera 10 which ever.

A Skype like app that is native and allows Skype users to communicate.

That would be great for starters and then moving on apps that really take on the media capabilities that Haiku following in BeOS footsteps, can deliver.

Audio - something like Reaper but Haiku Native

Video - something semi pro to start with handling of multiple audio and video streams edited on the same timeline with chapter marking andd DVD/BlueRay Disc Authoring from the same app. I hate Premier/Encore where you have to move between them. Again, Haiku Native and ready for a step up to x64 when Haiku moves into that sphere. Still given how capable BeOS was back in the day of minuscule ram requirements and I did do video editing on it, x86 would still have plenty to offer.

But back to now, it's Alpha Release 1 software and for that Haiku is pretty darn good.

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