Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku Alpha 3 has been in development for more than 14 months. In that time more than 800 bugs have been identified and fixed, major sections have been updated, applications have been added and updated, and great progress has been made in supporting additional hardware. Here is a summary of updates, more details can be found here. Also inside, interviews with some core Haiku developers.
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Great news
by pandronic on Mon 20th Jun 2011 10:51 UTC
pandronic
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2006-05-18

I can't wait to test it. Haiku seems the only alternative OS with a shot of becoming usable as a desktop OS. Seeing new releases and progress being made makes me really happy. Congrats and keep up the good work guys.

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RE: Great news
by Neolander on Mon 20th Jun 2011 11:03 in reply to "Great news"
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2010-03-08

Just to know, what do you categorize as an alternative OS ? Do you consider desktop Linux or PC-BSD as alternative OSs ?

Edited 2011-06-20 11:04 UTC

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RE[2]: Great news
by pandronic on Mon 20th Jun 2011 21:52 in reply to "RE: Great news"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Nope ... I'm not including here Linux and other Unixy OSes.

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RE[2]: Great news
by tanishaj on Tue 21st Jun 2011 23:32 in reply to "RE: Great news"
tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22

Just to know, what do you categorize as an alternative OS ? Do you consider desktop Linux or PC-BSD as alternative OSs ?


I am not sure what he meant but I believe that Haiku has a better long-term shot at going mainstream on the desktop than Linux does. Certainly better than PC-BSD.

It is certainly early days though and only time will tell.

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