Linked by Razvan T. Coloja on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 23:30 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives To understand what the BeOS and Haiku operating systems are, we first must remember that BeOS was developed with the multimedia user in mind. BeOS wanted to be what OS X has become today: an easy to use, attractive operating system. However, BeOS was a niche OS, destined for the media-hungry user. The percentage of audio and video applications available for Haiku is greater than the one in Linux, OS X or Windows, and the inner workings of the operating system were created in such a way, that the same multimedia passionate would find it easy to work with the user interface and files. Each application can interfere with other applications of its kind. A WAVE file selection can be dragged from a sound editor and onto the desktop, to create an audio file. Audio applications can interfere with each other via the Haiku Media Kit -- the corespondent of a Linux sound server. Applications like Cortex are a perfect example of how BeOS and Haiku deal with multimedia files: you can have more than one soundcard and use each one of those soundcards independently or separately. You can link one soundcard to the Audio Mixer, start a drum machine application and link that software to the Audio Mixer. If you want to output whatever you create with the audio application, all you have to do is drag the microphone and link it to the application's icon in Cortex.
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RE[2]: To Haiku Developers
by OSGuy on Tue 4th Jan 2011 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE: To Haiku Developers"
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

Wrong, so very wrong in so many ways. Users commenting on sites such as this are linux users. Linux is their target OS and it is aimed at these users too. Haiku is Haiku. There is no point comparing Haiku with Linux. It is not trying to be linux. There is no point ranting about features it doesn't have (yet) and comparing to linux". It is not linux! BeOS' objective and target audience was clear "desktop and multimedia". Although these people are reinventing the wheel, at least they are making it round unlike linux.

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RE[3]: To Haiku Developers
by Bobthearch on Wed 5th Jan 2011 02:58 in reply to "RE[2]: To Haiku Developers"
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2006-01-27

If I were interested in Linux, I'd be at one of the thousands of Linux websites, not at OS News.

I certainly don't want Haiku to be Linux, or vice-versa. See my comment way above.

Edited 2011-01-05 02:59 UTC

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RE[3]: To Haiku Developers
by gleng on Wed 5th Jan 2011 10:34 in reply to "RE[2]: To Haiku Developers"
gleng Member since:
2006-02-16

Not everyone. I use Mac OS, MorphOS, Amiga OS, and Linux at home. Pretty much in that order. I'm more than happy to give a new OS a try if I can find a use for it.

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