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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Haiku -- for hobbyists only
by benali72 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 06:42 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

I downloaded Haiku last year and found nothing in it that would cause me to switch to it. No special features or extras that make a compelling case to transition to it.

OTOH, I find several reasons not to switch to it:

(1) A 12-year cycle to produce only an alpha release does not give me confidence in the project.

(2) Hardware support?

Haiku might be a fun project but I just don't see it as realistic for any but a select group of hobbyists.

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RE: Haiku -- for hobbyists only
by terra on Tue 13th Nov 2012 07:30 in reply to "Haiku -- for hobbyists only"
terra Member since:
2012-11-01

(1) A 12-year cycle to produce only an alpha release does not give me confidence in the project.


You might not feel confident unless you understand that Haiku's alpha version quality is far better than other softwares' beta or even release versions.

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RE: Haiku -- for hobbyists only
by Vanders on Tue 13th Nov 2012 10:41 in reply to "Haiku -- for hobbyists only"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

I downloaded Haiku last year and found nothing in it that would cause me to switch to it. No special features or extras that make a compelling case to transition to it.


Well, then don't switch. I've never understood this weird idea that your choice of OS/desktop/application should only ever come down to which one has the most features, as though the design or feel of it doesn't matter. Some people prefer the way that Haiku is designed and how it feels to use it. They'll use it even if you wont.

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