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[3]: Strain
by richsax on Sat 21st Aug 2010 13:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Strain"
richsax
Member since:
2010-08-16

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


I find mac osx and win7 pretty darn pleasant to work with. The Haiku gui feels more like some sort of intellectual masturbation thing than anything else.

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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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RE[5]: Strain
by smitty on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 03:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Strain"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

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.


I did just that in addition to having a few browser windows open, and I'm not noticing any issues at all. CPU use is hovering around 10% and i can't even find a single stutter to complain about.

Now I'll admit that Haiku could probably do this on slower hardware than what I'm running, but I don't think a Q6600 CPU, 4GB RAM, and a Radeon 3870 GPU are that much more powerful than what the typical user runs today.

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RE[5]: Strain
by konrad on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 12:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Strain"
konrad Member since:
2006-01-06

While its cool, video and audio editing on BeOS is joke. There are no applications that are good enough for professional work. So even it it could run 40 streams without hickups its just a nice demo to impress your roommates.

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RE[5]: Strain
by Soulbender on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 14:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Strain"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That was a cool BeOS ability 10 years ago, not so much today. Any modern OS running on moderate hardware is up to that task these days.
BeOS was cool and Haiku is cool but running 10 mp3's and 6 videos won't be the selling point today.

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RE[5]: Strain
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 21:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Strain"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

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.

Tried that. Works fine on my aging KDE/Linux-powered laptop. The only bottleneck is my slow hard drive and that bottleneck has nothing to do with the used OS but with the cache setting.

BeOS was a great OS back then but other operating systems catched up and exceeded meanwhile.

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RE[5]: Strain
by richsax on Wed 25th Aug 2010 10:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Strain"
richsax Member since:
2010-08-16

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



Works fine, actually, on my win 7 peecee.

But playing a buttload of videostreams must be the worst metric ever conceived, since 99,999% of all users play only one stream at a time.

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