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[4]: Not impressed
by avgalen on Fri 9th Dec 2011 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not impressed"
avgalen
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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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