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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Development
by cipri on Sun 29th Apr 2012 10:52 UTC
cipri
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The development on haiku is quite easy, logical and straight forward. It has somehow the disadvantage that sometimes the api misses some features and some gui-controls/elements that are somehow a standard in other toolkits are missing.
Why haiku is still not very interesting for 3rd party developers, is perhaps because haiku doesnt have more users.
On the other side, the ones that are real haiku fans, are ready to donate and support haiku. The amount of donations that have been done in the last years is really impressive, if you take in account that it's still a small community.

What haiku still needs, is a new improved gui, that gives you the impression of a more modern OS. Even some better windows decorators would help. Because haiku is indeed much better than you might think after a first look and seing the old-fashion beos gui.
Window Compositing, and hw acc. is in the works, that gives me hope that soon we can have a more modern gui.

At the moment there a still a lot of things to do, but after haiku R1 is release, i'm pretty sure, that it will become more and more clear to people that haiku is a real alternative to linux.

I think now it's important and a priority that haiku goes already this year in beta phase.

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