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.
Thread beginning with comment 516094
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Uh what
by moondevil on Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:43 UTC 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.

Reply Parent Score: 3

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.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[5]: Uh what
by moondevil on Sun 29th Apr 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Uh what"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I would say that all time-sharing systems in the early days of computing were what we know today as server systems.

There were no personal computers on those days.

Reply Parent Score: 2