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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Good article, not so good criticism of Linux.
by renox on Sat 28th Apr 2012 11:18 UTC
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Good article, not so good criticism of Linux.
The issue with Linux is not whether the kernel is focused on server or desktop, the kernel is quite good for desktop (though it could be better), I doubt that Haiku's kernel is better here.

No the issue is with the upper layers to build a desktop OS: GUI, toolkits, applications etc which tend to suck on Linux mainly because of endless "big bang" reinventions, NIH syndrome and lack of payed developers to do the boring stuff (such as keeping compatibility).

Haiku is currently a bit protected from this as they are trying to reproduce an existing OS, now once they manage to do this, when they'll try to improve the API making new ones, the NIH risk will be much greater of course.

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