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[3]: Not impressed
by aldeck on Fri 9th Dec 2011 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not impressed"
aldeck
Member since:
2006-12-07

I'm not saying it runs everywhere like Linux based OS's, just saying that hardware support is much better than one would think by looking around like you did. USB is here since ages, the rest, although nice additions, isn't vital for my use case, though you must admit having well supported wifi support under linux distros is pretty recent too. Make your own opinion, the hw compat lists you cite are either not really maintained or explicitly non extensive.

I'm sorry, i believe i answered the best i could to your (rhetoric) question, by saying "I" benefit from it and i know personally other people that do too, all for different reasons i tried to summarize. Anything else on my part would be pure speculation. Other people "benefiting" from it please speak up!

The project doesn't try to define a "benefiting target", the only reliable target is the guys using it and developing it at the same time. They are making things nice for themselves and sharing to people alike, not trying to "take over the world" or reach some hypothetical market or people.

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RE[4]: Not impressed
by avgalen on Fri 9th Dec 2011 23:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Not impressed"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Just tried it, and still not impressed:
- VERY first impression was positive. quick boot and video, sound and wifi were recognised. Mounting an NTFS-disk as read-only worked nicely.
- Then things went sour. I started the teapot demo, got somewhere between 400 and 600 fps. Adding a teapot slowed it down to 200, expanding the window to 1024*768 and having 4 teapots made it slow down to 20. A mouse-over the teapot aread makes it slow down to 5 fps...and then crashes the app. It couldn't even be closed with the taskmanager only a restart killed it
- None of the other demo's were impressive and the chart-autodemo just opened a huge black window
- Opening a picture folder with images and double-clicking an image opens a pictureviewer (nice). But going to the previous and next image scrolls to that file in the file-manager which really slows down the pictureviewer when the file-manager has to scroll
- I couldn't get the docking to work, I guess that is not finished yet and requires some configuring
- Connecting to a WIFI with WPA didn't work and according to the releasenotes it isn't supposed to work
- Connecting to a WIFI without any security also didn't work, effectively keeping me off the internet
- Sound ..... never heard anything even when playing an mp3

total testing time: about 60 minutes
conclusion: more hardware support than I thought, but supported hardware is not really supported (wifi, sound), the most famous demo is buggy, and I don't recognise any of the old BeOS "superior multi-threading" support and super-responsiveness. Quite the opposite actually, it seemed that 1 task (filemanager) had a huge influence on another task (pictureviewer)

Test done on a Dell Latitude with an i7-2760 2.4Ghz (8 cores) and 8GB and both an Intel HD video card and a NVIDIA NVS 4200M

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