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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Comment by zizban
by zizban on Fri 7th Oct 2011 01:47 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

Seriously? Haiku releases of the most requested features ever and people are bitching about different OSes and whether Haiku stands up?

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RE: Comment by zizban
by Morgan on Fri 7th Oct 2011 17:10 in reply to "Comment by zizban"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't understand the hate either. This happens to Amiga threads too; people who have obviously never even seen an Amiga-based computer or used the OS will go in the thread and start bashing it as an outdated and pointless project.

I normally avoid the niche-OS threads for this very reason, but I felt compelled to stand up for one of my favorite projects and got trolled for it. Oh well...

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RE[2]: Comment by zizban
by zima on Tue 11th Oct 2011 05:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by zizban"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There's plenty to bash with the present ~Amiga ;) (as somebody who used the OS as far back as on A600, BTW; which was quite popular back then largely thanks to its great value)

All the duplication (triplication? Quadruplication?) while there's AROS, unremarkable hardware which basically strives to be unique* on principle and mostly just achieves horrible perks/costs ratio.

*Really, failing even that - a fairly similar hardware to current-gen consoles (millions of them; generally not bogged-down by slow productions runs, etc.) or Macs from 5-10 years ago (at least MorphOS seems to have realised that, it seems to target primarily old Macs now...)

From one recent thread http://www.osnews.com/permalink?487690

Given that the die-hard Amiga users grew up with Commodore in charge of their computing experience, anything an Amigan WON'T put up with generally falls under the Geneva Conventions.

Or the overall veneration of the myths of Amiga approach, Amiga chips ...which, while giving impressive possibilities at the time, were arguably the leading causes of the stagnation and quick downfall.

Heck, if it runs on some current hardware, the Amithlon (killed by legal scuffles of course) is probably still by far the fastest Amiga at any given point in time.

All in all, glorifying what basically put the nail in the coffin of Amiga a decade+ ago (but, really, laboriously porting every OSS of note to this "totally unique" platform and basing present-day work flows largely on those packages)

What's not to hate?! ;)

(OK, there might be some positives - via the thread above http://www.osnews.com/permalink?487716
I'm not complaining! I'm absolutely thrilled by the entertainment value potential of amigaos related news.
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