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: C++
by moondevil on Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:05 UTC in reply to "C++"
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Haiku is not the only one.

- Symbian (Fully C++)
- MacOS X (IOKit driver subsystem)
- Windows (WinRT, COM and User Space Drivers)

Until a language appears that can match C++ set of programming paradigms, coupled with the performance its compilers achieve, C++ will be kept be being used for native programming.

C++ is the only native language able to beat FORTRAN performance, thanks to template meta-programming.

C cannot do it due to aliasing issues, for example.

As a multimedia OS, it is only faire that Haiku makes use of the number one language used for game development.

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