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[3]: its time has gone
by renox on Tue 4th Jan 2011 09:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: its time has gone"
renox
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I search for the biggest files to delete them and not for the smallest one.


That's only a minor UI issue: add a 'total file size' which would be the sum of the file size and the attributes sizes and your issues are solved.


If Haiku don't close in. then it can not be faster then Linux.

Depends a lot of what you consider 'faster'!!
BeOS was much more responsive than Linux..
Given that Linux still mostly focus on throughput and servers instead of desktop, it's quite possible that Haiku reproduce BeOS's superior responsiveness.

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