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BeOS & Derivatives Since I encountered BeOS 5 Personal Edition, my experience with BeOS PE led me to purchase the BeOS 5 Professional Edition, which I used for some years. I am not ashamed to say that I love using this OS. After the demise of Be Corp., I still used BeOS as my "main OS" since it would do everything that I needed to do, except for gaming and academic works. I closely followed all the developments of the BeOS contenders after Be's fall... Until Zeta OS became the leading standard for a short time. I purchased every Zeta OS release that YellowTab produced. It is currently my favorite BeOS version today.
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Good review
by renox on Wed 21st Oct 2009 16:29 UTC
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

The s/pre/cod/ is bit annoying but apart from this, it's very interesting to see the state of Haiku, I'm wondering though: what needs to be done so that every user don't have to chase dependency as the reviewer did?

Does software like BoW has branch for BeOS/Haiku?

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RE: Good review
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 21st Oct 2009 16:48 in reply to "Good review"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The s/pre/cod/ is bit annoying but apart from this, it's very interesting to see the state of Haiku, I'm wondering though: what needs to be done so that every user don't have to chase dependency as the reviewer did?


My guess is that, at this point, they're trying to keep the base install as minimal as possible to make it as easy as possible to track down and fix bugs.

I suspect that, once Haiku gets closer to a stable release, the devs will start including more common libraries. And if not, there's always the possibility of 3rd-party distributions stepping in to fill that gap.

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RE: Good review
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:09 in reply to "Good review"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

s/pre/cod/


Yes it is, I know. I'm sorry. I thought I did it properly by replacing <pre> with <code> instead of just replacing pre with code, but I guess I messed up. There was no opportunity to fix it, because OSNews has been flaky the past 24 hours - as you no doubt noticed.

Sadly, I'm studying my ass off right now, so I have no time to fix it. Sorry boys and girls.

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RE[2]: Good review
by fretinator on Wed 21st Oct 2009 19:54 in reply to "RE: Good review"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I hope you pass your bowling course!

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