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[4]: Sarcasm much?
by Coxy on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:22 UTC 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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RE[6]: Sarcasm much?
by Coxy on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Sarcasm much?"
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I have never used it myself, but what I see in films on youtube reminds me a bit of riscos... especially when you have menus opening within menus within menus...

I think in terms of interface riscos HAD one of the best interfaces for its time... but its age now shows. I think when/if heiko becomes beta it will be showing its age before it's really been born.

When I look at what gnome shell looks like and does or macos, or windows 8 I can't see haiku being anything more than something that gets mentioned on sites like this.

Maybe all these niche os developers hould get together and actualy build together an OS that stands a chance of being used by more than a handfull of people. Instead of starting something that will ultimately be left uncompleted

Edited 2012-11-13 18:01 UTC

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