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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RE: Uh what
by Radio on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:54 UTC in reply to "Uh what"
Radio
Member since:
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"
zizban Member since:
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[3]: Uh what
by computrius on Sat 28th Apr 2012 02:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Uh what"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Your kind of splitting hairs. It doesn't really matter what it started out as. It matters what a majority of the contributions have been.

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RE[3]: Uh what
by moondevil on Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Uh what"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

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".


In a way it is true, because the goal of Linux was to have a UNIX clone, which is a server operating system.

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