Haiku - inspired by BeOS

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    http://haiku-os.org/

    Saw this while browsing SL forum - someone there wants to test it.
    Maybe Mrk can take a peep when time allows ?

    Anybody on Wilders installed Haiku ?

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  2. J_L

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    I've downloaded and ran the vmdk. It's not similar to Linux at all (or even Unix), so I'm not sure how Mrk will review it.
     
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    I've been playing around with Haiku for a while now. It's based off BeOS, but there are some similarities to *nix. Opening a term window puts you in a bash shell for example.
     
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    Mrk does not only review Linux/Unix, check his website, plenty Windows articles/reviews.
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computer_software.html#windows

    Anyway, how did things shape up in your virtual environment ? Anything to recommend it ?
     
  5. NormanF

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    Its open source BeOS. Not quite ready for prime time.

    If you want to play around with the Be interface on Linux, install ZevenOS and you're pretty much set!
     
  6. Pedro

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    I found it quite interesting, and gave it a run. If you like to try new things out, i recommend it.
    But, as Norman says, it's still alpha, and i didn't use it much. I found the menu's strange, but i guess that's why i tried it. :D
    Maybe i'll try it out again, you got me interested again.
     
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    Well, pretty much everybody knows Windows.

    It was a unique experience, never had something that has windows with titlebar on the top-left corner, and start menu/taskbar on the top-right of the desktop. Programs seem okay, but somewhat limited.
    What does your second question mean?

    Just noticed alpha 3 is available.
     
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    Linux Action Show did a review of Haiku tonight. Short version: they liked it a lot. It will probably be online by Sunday.
     
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    I upgraded (actually did a fresh install) to the Alpha3 release, nice. A huge improvement over Alpha2, specifically with networking. While my NIC was recognized, it failed to get a good IP from my DHCP server. This time around no problems.
     
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