Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Aug 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives This summer, too, the Haikuproject is part of the Google Summer of Code event. One of the more interesting projects is the Services Kit (draft document!) by Christophe "Shusui" Huriaux, which is an API to facilitate the creation of native web-enabled programs using standard web protocols and data exchange mechanisms.
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RE[2]: Strain
by blitze on Sat 21st Aug 2010 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Strain"
blitze
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2006-09-15

Being someone who has seen BeOS in it's hayday and used it in relation to offerings from BSD, Linux, OS-X and Windows, BeOS as a an OS that focuses on User responsiveness and media handling - nothing has touched it.

I would take BeOS on a AMD K6 with 256Mb ram for running multiple video and audio streams without dropping the ball over anything that exists today.

Haiku - now it's in Alpha 2 Stage and they have to iron out the code after rebuilding from the ground up and also adapt it to modern hardware. Couple that with tracker the OS will wipe the floor of the current desktop offerings. Kudos to the dedication of all involved in the Haiku project.

Yes the UI needs to evolve and it will but they are focusing on getting the thing out the door with 5.3 binary compatibility and then move it forward with subsequent releases.

What exists on the desktop today is fn depressing and holding back the state of desktop computing by a decade or two.

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by richsax on Sat 21st Aug 2010 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Strain"
RE[4]: Strain
by blitze on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 02:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Strain"
blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

Try loading both modern OS's up with 6 avi streams and 10 MP3 streams and then get back to me about how wonderful the User Environment is.

Even on modern accelerated hardware bot OS's will crawl. BeOS was doing this on 10 year old hardware with no audio, frame drops or non responsive UI without the power of computing we have to day.

Chalk and Cheese.

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