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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Still not as good as BeOS
by mrAmiga500 on Thu 13th May 2010 18:52 UTC
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I'm posting this with WebPositive on the new Alpha 2. Haiku is gradually improving, but it's still not even close to the stability of BeOS. There are random little crashes and graphical corruptions and lots of little things that don't quite work properly (not refreshing, not displaying properly, etc). I've been waiting a LONG time to move from BeOS to Haiku, but it looks like I'll be waiting still longer.

WebPositive works, but it's slower and buggier than FireFox 2 on BeOS. I can't do things like download YouTube videos like I do on BeOS with DownloadHelper in FireFox 2. I hope WebPositive gets a search bar soon. I've come to rely on integrated search bars - ever since IBrowse 2.4 on my Amiga - so it feels a bit tedious to have to go to a site and search now.

I still appreciate all the work done on Haiku and WebPositive and I hope they continue to improve.

Edited 2010-05-13 18:57 UTC

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