Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:00 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Ultimately, Haiku represents a different way of viewing your personal computer. If you think that software shouldn't be riddled with bugs and incompatibilities and inefficiencies, if you hate being forced to swap out your hardware and software every few years because 'upgrades' have rendered them obsolete, and if you find that the idea of using an operating system that's fast, responsive, and simple is refreshingly novel and appealing, then maybe, just maybe, Haiku is for you." What fascinates me the most is that Haiku's not working on a tablet version. How delightfully quaint.
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Uh what
by zizban on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:42 UTC
zizban
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2005-07-06

It’s unique. Linux, for instance, is based around a core—called a kernel—that was originally designed for use in servers.

Actually the reverse is true. It was designed to run on PCs then later ported to bigger iron.

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RE: Uh what
by Radio on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:54 in reply to "Uh what"
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2009-06-20

But the main focus, contributions and design decisions focused on server performance (insert here the famous XKCD strip about 4096 cores and flash video). "Originally" may be factually wrong by overlooking the first few years of linux, but is mostly right.

Whereas BeOS, and thus Haiku, has some design decisions desktop oriented.

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RE[2]: Uh what
by zizban on Fri 27th Apr 2012 23:47 in reply to "RE: Uh what"
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2005-07-06

No, it's not close to being true. The article stated Linux started out as a server kernel, which isn't true. A few years later doesn't count as "starting out".

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RE[2]: Uh what
by Soulbender on Sat 28th Apr 2012 08:05 in reply to "RE: Uh what"
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2005-08-18

It doesn't really matter, does it? In the end no-one cares what the development focus was X number of years ago, what we care about is what the OS can do *right now*.

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by Brendan on Sat 28th Apr 2012 11:40 in reply to "Uh what"
RE[2]: Uh what
by Vanders on Sat 28th Apr 2012 12:58 in reply to "RE: Uh what"
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2005-07-06

Linux is based around a kernel that was originally designed for servers (back in the late 1960's by AT&T employees at Bell Labs).

In a similar way, Haiku is based around a kernel that was originally designed for desktop systems (in the early 1990's by Be Inc).


Hang on a minute. If you're talking kernels, both Linux and Haiku are POSIX systems. POSIX is codified UNIX. By your argument, both Linux and Haiku are "based around a kernel that was originally designed for servers".

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RE[2]: Uh what
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 29th Apr 2012 08:26 in reply to "RE: Uh what"
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2005-11-15

Well, maybe, but give the changes in computer power since the 60s, heck, even the 90s, does it make any difference?

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