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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Listen, I loved BeOS and love Haiku as well. But, you have to be honest in your critisims of other operating systems. Throwing around things like "free of MS_DOS PC-AT legacy plague" Is just plain dishonest. There isn't any DOS legacy left in windows 7. If there is, what is it and why does it present a problem?

I think you are just commenting about the speed and responsiveness of the gui. Cool. Just leave it at that :" Hakui has a more responsive Gui". Don't blame it on DOS or pc-at, thats just absurd. Otherwise we could likewise say that Windows is better because it doesn't have that legacy at& t hobbit design plague.

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redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

There isn't any DOS legacy left in windows 7. If there is, what is it and why does it present a problem?


I would think that the last that legacy was removed as windows was brought into a 64 bit architecture. I loved BeOS too back in the day.. but it is the one stuck in legacy mode now being 32 bit in a 64 bit world. 64 bit mode had a much bigger speed boost for X86 users over PowerPC because x86 had few registers. Haiku could probably get 20% faster with clean 64-bit code.

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Megol Member since:
2011-04-11

Sure there is:
Con, aux and a lot of other strings are reserved names in Win32, you can't (easily) use them. Try creating a file named con.txt for example.

That's a DOS legacy even though NT in itself doesn't care about such things (and using native NT system calls is the way one can create/delete files with those names).

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

That is not a DOS legacy.

That is a compatibility with the early microcomputers architecture.

Those names were also valid in CP/M and AmigaDOS.

In a way is like saying that /dev and /proc are legacy in UNIX.

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Paulo

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, but HOW THE HECK DOES THAT IMPACT PERFORMANCE?

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