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: Strain
by drcouzelis on Sat 21st Aug 2010 23:43 UTC in reply to "Strain"
drcouzelis
Member since:
2010-01-11

"Is there a point to this project beyond the fun of doing it / nostalgia?"

Yes. I also have never used BeOS before using Haiku. Compared to other operating systems and user interfaces, I prefer to use Haiku. I like the consistency between applications. I like the responsiveness of the user interface. I like the clean look and nice default settings. I like the simplicity of installing and uninstalling applications. I find that the user interface better fits my work flow.

So the point of making Haiku is that, similarly to how not everyone wants to use iOS or Windows or Mac OS X or Linux, there are people who want to use an operating system like Haiku. Well, especially when it considered stable enough for an official release.

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RE[2]: Strain
by The123king on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 20:40 in reply to "RE: Strain"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

As another user of Haiku (Yes, i use it as my day-to-day OS where possible, i'm posting this from Haiku ;) ) I have to admit that the main reason i use it is because of it's UI and the general feel of using it.

The media-friendlyness and sub-10-second boot times help too.

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RE[3]: Strain
by Morgan on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 00:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Strain"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Ever since the emergence of netbooks I've been saying that Haiku would become the perfect OS* for such a device. The boot time, the rich multimedia capabilities and the ultra-low overhead all come together to make a great low-end netbook OS.

As much as I love OS X, I'd take an eeePC or similar with Haiku over a 12" PowerBook any day simply for the portability and speed, not to mention the price. A good condition used 12" PowerBook (the smallest Mac laptop ever made) can cost upwards of $400, and it is limited to running Leopard or outdated Linux distros. A netbook can multi-boot Haiku, Windows, Linux and/or FreeBSD resulting in a well rounded and very capable device for under $200 new.

Damn, now I'm itching to restart a project I had begun and abandoned several years ago: Putting BeOS r5 on a Toshiba Libretto 110ct laptop and getting all the hardware to work right. Looks like I'll be dusting off the r5 CD and trolling eBay tonight...



*I know it's not there yet; there are still a lot of issues to work out before it becomes a good mobile computing OS, not to mention a good desktop OS. Of most immediate concern to me is lack of wireless and accelerated video drivers. I haven't lost faith though!

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