Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: Haiku OS Advances With New Official Release

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    14,793

    Default Haiku OS Advances With New Official Release

    Phoronix: Haiku OS Advances With New Official Release

    The Haiku operating system, which seeks to be free software and implement compatibility with the BeOS platform, has now experienced its third official release in ten years of development. Haiku R1 Alpha 3 is this new official release and it offers a lot of changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTU4MA

  2. #2

    Default

    GCC 2.x?? Really?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Posts
    106

    Default

    PAE? is it a 32 bit OS only?
    Anyway, maximum respect for the defunct BeOS and for the guys reviving it nowadays

    is it possible to think of a future for this OS outside the small group of nostalgic? I mean, if after 20 years of honorable history, even Linux hasn't made a breakthrough on the desktop world... it's very likely that Haiku will go no further than Linux. Maybe it will find new life in the mobile world (tablets, in car entertainment, smart-TV...)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    3,791

    Default

    Yeah, Haiku got stock in the early 90's. It's 32bit-only, single user. They say it's fast though, but so is Windows 95 :P

    PS:
    GCC 2 must be some kind of joke.
    Last edited by RealNC; 06-20-2011 at 09:24 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Posts
    106

    Default

    Uh well... being 32 bit only, single user, and devoted to the desktop (BeOS was born with the desktop as a the priority target) I find it hard to imagine a future in nowadays mobile world. Unless Haiku breaks the compatibility with BeOS legacy...

  6. #6

    Default GCC2

    From what I understand, GCC and the Linux kernel are so heavily intertwined that it is becoming bad thing for both projects.

    So, I guess thins kind of thing is understandable when other operating systems try to utilize the GCC compiler.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    436

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TeoLinuX View Post
    Uh well... being 32 bit only, single user, and devoted to the desktop (BeOS was born with the desktop as a the priority target) I find it hard to imagine a future in nowadays mobile world. Unless Haiku breaks the compatibility with BeOS legacy...
    I think that's the plan ("break compatibility with BeOS legacy"), but not until R2 (which is a ways off).

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    3,791

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eric.frederich View Post
    From what I understand, GCC and the Linux kernel are so heavily intertwined that it is becoming bad thing for both projects.
    What ?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Posts
    106

    Default

    I welcome any new open source and community driven project. So I like Haiku.
    But I even like more those projects aimed at bringing innovation, especially in user experience. So I just hope that Haiku could become what Wayland has become with respect to X: an advanced (c)lean project aimed at offering the best user experience on modern hardware.
    In the end, wasn't BeOS born aiming at offering the snappiest experience on desktops, and sporting native multimedia capabilities in a time in which bloated and legacy tied-up OSes were struggling to follow the evolution of desktop user needs?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,676

    Default

    its nice to see a hobby os coming together after 10 years in development

    i would be glad to give it a try in a VM if my computer could be used as something more than a web browser

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •