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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Morgan
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2005-06-29

I'm amazed what can do with literally just a few watts of cpu power these days


I'm absolutely loving the small computing revolution! My long term goal is to be "x86 free" for general computing, not for any philosophical or moral reasons but for practicality. Ironically, my last holdout will probably be my ~1999 AMD Duron system that currently serves as both a native BeOS 5.0 Pro workstation and a Windows 98 classic gaming system. Once Haiku goes beta or release on ARM (yes, I'm aware that could be many years from now) I'll look at chucking that dinosaur for good.

I also want to break into the microcontroller world beyond the simple tinkering I've done with TI kits, but that's purely hobby stuff and can wait until I've gone down to one employer.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

~1999 AMD Duron

2000 at the earliest, Duron launched halfway through the year (hey, if you can't be pedantic on ~tech websites, where can you be?! ;) )

And now I wonder if my dual Pentium II 266, if with BeOS, is worth some bragging rights ...well, I suppose it would be one nice BeOS machine, back in its heyday.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, that's why I said approximately (~) 1999. I was going by the fact that it had a Windows 98 CoA sticker; I figured if it was made in 2000 it would have Windows Me instead. I got it in a trade several years ago so I didn't know the history of it.

I once had a dual PII system, I never tried BeOS on it but I'm sure it would have been pretty good! It was a Compaq professional workstation with Windows 2000. I gave it to a friend who needed a low cost file server; since it had SCSI she could just throw the drives from her dead server into it.

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