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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looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

Humans can detect incredibly minute delays - particularly if they have muscle memory trained - there delays as little as 10ms can cause a slightly sensation of a disconnect, though that is at the very extreme (such as an audio sync problem, where the brain senses a slight disconnect).

When it comes to UI responsiveness, BeOS could open a menu in about 50ms when Windows was taking 250-300ms, this is a very large discrepancy in performance.

It also helped that BeOS native apps were small and clean, and thus would launch so fast that you could practically disregard the delay entirely.

And all that on lowly pentiums/II...

--The loon

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

It also helped that BeOS native apps were small and clean, and thus would launch so fast that you could practically disregard the delay entirely.


Yeah, we'll see what happens to 'small and lean' and apps popping up instantly if/when they start porting apps like Photoshop to it ;) hehe

BTW: I tried clicking on menus in several apps in Windows, as well as the Start menu. I don't know how long it took for them to appear, but I could not perceive any kind of delay.

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The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

You've obviously never used our university PC's

Edited 2012-04-28 11:31 UTC

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looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

EDIT: oops... wrong placee

Edited 2012-04-28 15:35 UTC

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