Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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Leszek Lesner
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2007-04-08

See haikuware.com

There is a twitter client there.
Lots of casual games (Tetris still rocks!)
Some multimedia Software like soundplay which btw. still rocks ;)

I am using the file manager (tracker) and queries to keep my music and image collection up to date.
It needs perhaps a little bit time to kind of "convert" your collection to this system of classification but you won't want to miss it if you once have it.

VLC is there for anyone having problems with video playback and the media player (please report a bug if its so)
and for Office there is a Koffice Port aswell as some other qt4 based applications.

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Leszek Lesner reminded...

See haikuware.com


Oh! I'd forgotten about that site...I was thinking about BeBits when I asked my question, and quite frankly the sad degradation and bit-rotting of that site made me think no one else cared about BeOS or Haiku any more. Nice to see there are still some holding the fort down as Haiku ramps up for its R1!

I'll have to ransack the site after I get Haiku installed later...

--bornagainpenguin

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

I am using the file manager (tracker) and queries to keep my music and image collection up to date.
It needs perhaps a little bit time to kind of "convert" your collection to this system of classification but you won't want to miss it if you once have it.

There are of course tools to help extract media attributes and put them in the filesystem. Never leave for the media tag jungle without The Army Knife :0)

http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/system-files/tracker-ad...

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