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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RE[3]: Sarcasm much?
by cipri on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sarcasm much?"
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There's of course MorphOS and SkyOS to

SkyOS? It died nearly 10 years ago. Even the last post message on their homepage is from 2006.

And Syllable is as good as dead too. As good as all devs are gone, and the improvements in the last 5 3-4 years, are as good as zero. There are no devs to fix the most simple bugs. Just look at their changelog, and you will see how few and how trivial stuff you find in there, things that are even not woth to be mentionated.

Haiku on the other side, has all changes to grow out of the "hobby os" image. It's needed to bring the packagemanager into a user-userable state, enable hw acceleration, enable window composition, update the GUI to a modern one with transparencies and so on... (and add some more drivers) and you will all agree that it's a quite modern os.
In terms of useability I really think, that haiku has a chance to catch up and to over run most linux-based OSs in the next few years.

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RE[4]: Sarcasm much?
by Coxy on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Sarcasm much?"
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...Haiku on the other side, has all changes to grow out of the "hobby os" image...

Yeah, 2013 will be the year of Haiku on the desktop... wait... that sounds familiar...

...haiku has a chance to catch up and to over run most linux-based OSs in the next few years.

...meanwhile in the real world - will 2013 be the year of linux on the desktop? Probably not... and there is even less chance of Haiku becoming a main stream OS. By the time haiko makes beta people will be beaming to other countries instead of flying and everyone will be using computers with HUDs over there eye balls apple will probably call their version of it iBalls.

Sorry but your dreaming if you think haiku is going to go in a different direction to sky os, riscos or any other niche OS.

Edited 2012-11-13 17:25 UTC

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RE[5]: Sarcasm much?
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Sarcasm much?"
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Do you really believe that is the goal though? I always thought it was going to be niche at best, but the best damned niche OS there was. I expected it to put Linux to shame on the desktop too.

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