Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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The immortal one
by evert on Mon 12th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
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2005-07-06

Ah great! I still have a BeOs 4.5 CD-ROM around, back then it was technically the best OS available for desktop use. A year ago I tried Haiku. I'm not really fond of the UI, but it's a great project and giving Haiku a try is easy. The Haiku installer will give you no headaches. Just try it :-)

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RE: The immortal one
by JLF65 on Mon 12th Nov 2012 17:57 in reply to "The immortal one"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

I forget which version it was, but I have the CD from when they were supporting various PowerPC computers other than the BeBox. It will be great once they get x86 finished far enough to warrant working on other platforms and we see PowerPC support once again.

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RE[2]: The immortal one
by MYOB on Mon 12th Nov 2012 18:20 in reply to "RE: The immortal one"
MYOB Member since:
2005-06-29

That would have been Preview Release 2, most likely. It was widely distributed as a free-to-use version.

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RE: The immortal one
by Tuishimi on Mon 12th Nov 2012 20:41 in reply to "The immortal one"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

re: 4.5 CD ... me too! ;)

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RE: The immortal one
by Valhalla on Tue 13th Nov 2012 00:43 in reply to "The immortal one"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Ah great! I still have a BeOs 4.5 CD-ROM around,


Hah! I 'see' your Beos 4.5 and raise you a Beos 3.1! ;D

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RE[2]: The immortal one
by Splinter on Tue 13th Nov 2012 01:58 in reply to "RE: The immortal one"
Splinter Member since:
2005-07-13

I up your 3.1 and say I have 3.1 and the BeOS Bible. One hell of a book ;)

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RE: The immortal one
by mlankton on Tue 13th Nov 2012 21:52 in reply to "The immortal one"
mlankton Member since:
2009-06-11

Hogwash, OPENSTEP was a much better os.

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RE: The immortal one
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Nov 2012 04:26 in reply to "The immortal one"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

All I have is a boxed copy of Zeta that I got (from that guy who organizes BeGeistert) for helping with porting Python.

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