Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:44 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "So... I have finally gotten around to finishing the Haiku tutorial I set out to complete over a year ago. I was hoping to have it done sooner, but I decided to then prolong graduation for another year. However, my thesis project has been a rocking success, and you can finally see the fruits of my labors. This production should be incorporated into the project as official tutorial material." Okay so yeah it's a tad bit cheesy, but heck, it's BeOS, so shut up.
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RE: Not impressed
by testadura on Fri 9th Dec 2011 08:56 UTC in reply to "Not impressed"
testadura
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2006-04-14

Well, in general you are right.

But some enthusiasts (like myself) not only judge by features, but also by the feeling this OS gives. Of course it looks somewhat dated, lacks many useful applications, is still aplha etc. But nonetheless, it is fun to use! And stack&tile is a great addition ;)

On my netbook (Acer one a110) it boots and operates really fast. And now that WPA2 is supported, I can use wifi as well. It is nice to play around and brings back the fun in computing; you are in control. But it is nowhere near as useful as Windows/OSX/Ubuntu.

Nice video btw.

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RE[2]: Not impressed
by avgalen on Fri 9th Dec 2011 10:11 in reply to "RE: Not impressed"
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2010-09-23

So you are running it on actual hardware, not just in a virtual machine. Could you describe which hardware works and which doesn't? I am most interested in Video, Audio, Wifi and USB, but of course LAN and SD-cards working would be nice as well.

And thanks for confirming that this is a "it makes me feel good" OS. I have used BeOS in the past but never got around to doing anything more than putting pictures and videos in the "flipbook", watching many spinning teapots, wondering how I could get my sound to work.....and then rebooting into Windows to actually get work done, play games and browse the internet and read my email (analog modem, but still)

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