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[3]: Uh what
by computrius on Sat 28th Apr 2012 02:30 UTC 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[5]: Uh what
by The123king on Sat 28th Apr 2012 16:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Uh what"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

Regardless, the fact remains that since Linux got mainstream acceptance (and before Android came around), the primary use, and hence the majority if contributions, have been server orientated.

BeOS and Haiku have never been targetted at the server market, so they don't share the same "server optimisations" that Linux has, but instead they have many more "desktop optimisations" than Linux does.

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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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