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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Ikshaar suggested...

Anyay, instead of asking what does Haiku can do, may be you should tell what you are trying to do. It's an Alpha2 version... it's for testing purpose.

I'd like to test Haiku as a daily driver for my eeepc 901, as a possible replacement for the Ubuntu I currently have installed. I know, I know it's only Alpha yet. Still you can't really test out an operating system without adding some applications, so I was wondering if there had been anything written over the last few years as Haiku became closer and closer to a reality.


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Morgan Member since:

I'm with you on this, as great as BeOS and Haiku are as an operating system, good apps are what will make it popular among the uninitiated. I too would love to run it on a netbook, and as the price of last generation's devices keep coming down, I may just do that, alpha or not.

After all, I can then get serious about learning to program in C using the BeOS API, and I may just churn out a few good apps myself! (Don't hold your breath though, my talents lean more towards hardware hacking than software development).

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