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 Morgan on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Strain"
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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12" PowerBook (the smallest Mac laptop ever made) can cost upwards of $400, and it is limited to running Leopard or outdated Linux distros.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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RE[4]: Strain
by The123king on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 09:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Strain"
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As a note to my previous comment, I run Haiku on both a Desktop system and an eeePC 901 successfully. The EeePC has reasonable graphics speed with the Intel Extreme graphics driver (I can comfortably watch video on it), and Wireless (WEP only ATM) is supported using the wifi card out of an old 701. It's enough to get by at home and on unencrypted wifi networks in town.

In general, Haiku supports all my systems very well out of the box. I've yet to have any real problems with Haiku when using it as my main system, apart from the lack of software (Outdated Bittorent clients and alpha quality messenger software abound)

Overall, the current state of Haiku is a very positive one. I've had terrible experiences with Linux, and have never really seen eye-to-eye with X, which puts me on a prejuciding foot when coming to UNIX-like systems. Haiku is a very capable breath of fresh air when it comes to open-source operating systems, and things like the Services Kit mentioned in the article are starting to push it in a more desktop-orientated direction, which i think UNIX-like OSes provide very poorly in

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RE[5]: Strain
by judgen on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 13:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Strain"
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About bittorrent, if you have Qt installed you can use the newer Transmission client with qt gui.
Transmission 2.04

Released: 13.08.10
Seems to work very nicely.

But if you need a messenger client (as in msn messenger) i think you are out of luck.. allthough if you use ICQ, Jabber GTalk/Ya.Online/ or Mail.Ru QutIM might do the trick for you.

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