Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2012 18:03 UTC, submitted by kragil
BeOS & Derivatives "Haiku, the open source re-creation of BeOS, threatens to become 'The Duke Nukem of operating systems', joked long-time contributor Ryan Leavengood. Actually, after eleven years of development, Haiku still falls four years short of Duke Nukem Forever's long delay, but few other projects have been so long in development. However, with the recent release of Alpha 4.1, Haiku is at last nearing general release." 2013 is going to be very exciting for Haiku.
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renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

I know the Haiku guys have gotten a lot of flack over their choice to hold fast to reimplementing BeOS R5 before commencing to update and modernize where needed,

Uh really? It seems very wize to me!
I would criticize them over using an unknown kernel instead of using the FreeBSD kernel or Linux but not over this!
What is amusing is that the main reason for not using Linux (X) is being replaced by Wayland, the replacement will take a few years, but it's still much less time than having Haiku working "by default" on a PC (i.e not having to carefully select the part of a PC to make it run Haiku natively).

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looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Most FreeBSD drivers can be re-compiled for Haiku with minimal change.

Haiku has pretty awesome hardware support for a niche OS - and it is getting better continually.

The NewOS kernel was chosen because it required the least amount of work to gain BeOS binary compatibility because it was created by a Be engineer...

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jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

Yeah plus they said it before, "we don't want to be another Linux distro", not using Linux although not practical is good for keeping BeOS-Haiku identity.

From my perspective I think having another free kernel around is a breathe of fresh air...man I'm tired of hearing about Linux, I wish GNU finally get HURD out of is alpha stage too.

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