Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:33 UTC, submitted by Straylight
BeOS & Derivatives Ars 'reviews' Haiku, and concludes that "at the end of the day, Haiku may not be much more than an interesting diversion, something to play with on a spare bit of hardware on a rainy afternoon just for a bit of fun. But even if it amounts to no more than that, Haiku is still worth checking out." The article is a bit scant on content, but it does give me the opportunity to link to my review of Haiku alpha 1 from 3 years ago. I try Haiku every now and then to see if that review needs an update, but it always amounts to 'it got a bit more stable' - which is fantastic, but not a reason to redo it.
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PowerPC Support
by frood on Thu 10th Jan 2013 14:39 UTC
frood
Member since:
2005-07-06

I wish they'd do a PowerPC port of this. Would be perfect for my old G4.

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RE: PowerPC Support
by henderson101 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:45 in reply to "PowerPC Support"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

"Old G4" more or less sums up why they aren't.

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RE[2]: PowerPC Support
by zima on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:11 in reply to "RE: PowerPC Support"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

More: I guess it's safe to say that the focus Be had on the niche PPC platform ...greatly contributed to the downfall of BeOS, it was what killed that OS the first time around - when BeOS was finally ported to x86, it was basically too late.

Directing efforts at new PPC port would be largely a repeat of past mistakes.

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RE: PowerPC Support
by boing on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:51 in reply to "PowerPC Support"
boing Member since:
2007-05-22

I wish they'd do a PowerPC port of this. Would be perfect for my old G4.


If you want to try a alternative OS for PPC I would suggest you look to see if MorphOS is supported on your system (http://www.morphos-team.net). I use it on a old Mac Mini PPC G4 and it looks great, is fast (5 second boot, 1 second shutdown) and does what I need for a limited purpose machine (web browser, jabber client, and SSH). I even have Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X on the same machine, and MorphOS is so much faster.

Just a suggestion.

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