Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:36 UTC, submitted by zizban
BeOS & Derivatives Oh gosh, finally news that's got nothing to do with patents or smartphones or the comparing of male sexual organs. Haiku news! Michael Lotz has added preliminary support for WPA to Haiku, taking the first steps towards making the Haiku wireless stack a lot more useful.
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RE: Comment by peteo
by TheGreatSudoku on Thu 6th Oct 2011 15:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by peteo"
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I agree with Peteo. I LOVED BeOS in the R5 days, it was a windows-alternative that worked WONDERFULLY out-of-the-box. At the time Linux still required editing Xfree86 conf files to get something graphical. BeOS was user friendly and lightning fast.

I too am saddened by the length of time it has taken to get even an Alpha release of Haiku out. In the decade plus Haiku has been in development, Linux has made some great inroads in terms of user-friendliness. Nowadays there's a GUI for everything in Linux, you really have to go searching for a distro that caters to hand editing config files (Slackware, Arch, etc.).

It's nice to see progress being made on Haiku, even if it does seem to be 5 years behind the times. What interests me is how INNOVATIVE and BETTER BeOS was than its competitors back in the day. Once Haiku R1 is officially released, I'll be EXTREMELY interested to see if that spirit of innovation and doing things better is carried on by the Haiku project.

Hopefully the process of Haiku playing catch-up won't last much longer. I'd much more interested in seeing BeOS evolve than simply be re-born.

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