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[6]: Strain
by dragossh on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Strain"
dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

THE HARDWARE caught up. Even today, I see Windows 7 locking up and doing its own stuff instead of responding to me. That's not evolution, that's stagnation.

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RE[7]: Strain
by jbauer on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 23:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Strain"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

THE HARDWARE caught up. Even today, I see Windows 7 locking up and doing its own stuff instead of responding to me. That's not evolution, that's stagnation.


Maybe it's because in Win7 you can actually do stuff. In BeOS/Haiku, not so much, apart from watching a teapot spinning. Kinda reminds me of the whole Compiz spinning cube hype. The more things change...

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RE[8]: Strain
by kallisti5 on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 14:18 in reply to "RE[7]: Strain"
kallisti5 Member since:
2009-09-08

Maybe it's because in Win7 you can actually do stuff. In BeOS/Haiku, not so much, apart from watching a teapot spinning. Kinda reminds me of the whole Compiz spinning cube hype. The more things change...


What do you define as 'doing stuff' that Haiku can't?

I can:
* Browse the web with a modern webkit browser
* Connect to wifi
* Play console games via emulators.
* Edit images with the Pixel Image editor
* Edit videos with Clockwerk
* Download torrents with transmission
* Program in c/c++/python/perl
* Chat on Jabber
* Burn CD's
* Install numerous apps from BeBits,HaikuFire,or Haikuware

...Just to name a few tasks... Not bad for a Alpha os ;)

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RE[7]: Strain
by smitty on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 23:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Strain"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

THE HARDWARE caught up.

While that's certainly part of it, I think you're overlooking the fact that a great deal of work over the last 10 years has gone into making these OS's scale better. Look at the BKL work in Linux, for example, and the changes in Windows have probably been even larger.

Anyway, in the end what does it matter? If i can run 20 videos simultaneously no matter which OS i choose, why wouldn't i go for the one that i like best?

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RE[7]: Strain
by Soulbender on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 03:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Strain"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Because BeOS never locked up or slowed down. Ever. Right.

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RE[7]: Strain
by Fettarme H-Milch on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 12:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Strain"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

THE HARDWARE caught up. Even today, I see Windows 7 locking up and doing its own stuff instead of responding to me. That's not evolution, that's stagnation.

So you're "disprooving" my comment about KDE/Linux with flaws of Windows??
Yeah.. makes sense...
That's like saying that Haiku sucks because NetBSD has a flaw of some sort.

And yes, hardware also caught up. Now I have GPU acceleration for many videos. HD playback with only 2% CPU utilization, baby!

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