Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:02 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Back in mid-2001, when the news that Be Inc. had sold its intellectual property to Palm hit the streets, what many had suspected and rumored for quite some time - that BeOS development was headed towards closure - finally became a reality. This news and the sad realization that it ensued hit hard the developers and users of BeOS; but many of them did not give up on the idea of letting the operating system of their dreams die, and instead embarked on the daunting task of recreating BeOS in an open source fashion. This is how OpenBeOS - now known as the Haiku Project -- was born."
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Only Alpha but what an Alpha
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sat 21st Aug 2010 01:55 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

Some have pointed out that Haiku is still in Alpha release, somehow they fail to mention that Haiku's present state is better than many other open OSs's Beta or Gamma releases.

It may not be ready for final release soon, neither will the final release be done with known bugs in the system.

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jmayfield Member since:
2010-08-19

I didn't think that mentioning the state of things as they are was in any way a negative comment about haiku, so I didn't think to balance it with a positive statement.

as in, I thought I was commenting about the comment I was replying to, not judging haiku as an os or community.

Edited 2010-08-21 03:28 UTC

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