Linked by Andrew Hudson on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:23 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives What's that you say? You made a New Year's resolution but haven't kept it? You vowed to sharpen your programming skills, write a cool application, AND use cutting edge operating system technology? Look no further, you have come to the right place. This article will get you started writing applications for Haiku, the open source version of the advanced BeOS operating system.
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RE: All very nice...
by bryanv on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 03:09 UTC in reply to "All very nice..."
bryanv
Member since:
2005-08-26

What are you blathering about?

Did you even try a build of Haiku on your hardware?

*posted from a Dell Latitude D620, Core DUO, that happily boots Haiku, and uses _both_ cores beautifully thank you very much*

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RE[2]: All very nice...
by Delgarde on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 03:33 in reply to "RE: All very nice..."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

What are you blathering about?

Did you even try a build of Haiku on your hardware?


No, because the information I can find on their website suggests there's not much point. Perhaps it's incorrect, but my comments were based on recent (i.e this year) posts in their forums indicating that while traditional SMP worked fine, multi-core didn't. Likewise, my comments about WiFi or video support come from the Haiku site and forums.

If their hardware support is better than I thought, perhaps they need to make it clearer what the current state of things is...

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RE[3]: All very nice...
by umccullough on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 03:47 in reply to "RE[2]: All very nice..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

If their hardware support is better than I thought, perhaps they need to make it clearer what the current state of things is...


No, not yet. Not for an alpha-quality OS. And precisely to avoid having a whole bunch of people with modern proprietary hardware lacking open specifications from whining about their hardware not working when they thought it would.

Haiku is in a state of heavy testing/development still. If you're not willing to "try" it without getting an explicit written guarantee in advance that you'll receive a certain "experience", then I think it's wrong for you. Please move along now.

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RE[3]: All very nice...
by Valhalla on Wed 24th Feb 2010 12:08 in reply to "RE[2]: All very nice..."
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Well the information is probably very much on the safer side. I've successfully ran Haiku on a P4, Amd X2 4400+ (dual) and a Core i5 (quad).

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