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[2]: Uh what
by zizban on Fri 27th Apr 2012 23:47 UTC 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[4]: Uh what
by tylerdurden on Sat 28th Apr 2012 06:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Uh what"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I don't think that term "splitting hairs" means what you want it to mean in this case, if you have to move the goal posts like that to make the point stand.

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RE[4]: Uh what
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 28th Apr 2012 20:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Uh what"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Your kind of splitting hairs. It doesn't really matter what it started out as. [/q[

Quite true.

[q]It matters what a majority of the contributions have been.


Quite untrue. What does matter? Actual performance at a given task.

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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[4]: Uh what
by zlynx on Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Uh what"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Really UNIX started as a programmer's operating system.

When it was written, computers were too expensive to dedicate to one person, so UNIX was made multi-user and time-sharing so programmers could share a machine.

Later that made it a good OS for servers too.

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