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    Phoronix: Haiku Operating System Gets Moving With Clang, Driver Fixes

    It's been just over one month since the long awaited release of Haiku R1 Beta 1 for reliving the BeOS experience as open-source. While it was a momentous occasion, the developers have continued advancing this free software platform...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...d-Driver-Fixes

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    My wifi work only for like 5 to 10 minutes, if not less. It use to work fine like 2-3 years ago.

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    • #3
      Wish Haiku Beta 1 would work correctly on VirtualBox. It just causes a "guru meditation" error during boot (post-install).

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      • #4
        The improved network drivers sure are nice. But the latest nightlies fail to boot correctly, they boot to a terminal only. So I can't really test if Wi-FI works fine now

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        • #5
          Can anybody tell me what is the fuzz about Haiku? Why are so many people keen to use a BeOS like system? What are the benefits compared to other OSes

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
            Can anybody tell me what is the fuzz about Haiku? Why are so many people keen to use a BeOS like system? What are the benefits compared to other OSes
            It's a personal desktop workstation OS. Linux/Windows do not have this same focus (Linux mostly focuses on Servers , and Windows used to have this focus but has lost it, even when it did have this focus it was lacking in man areas that BeOS/Haiku excelled at).

            It's designed to be responsive, easy to use and customize with sane defaults.

            You could port all the UI and everything to Linux, and Barrett, V/OS is doing just this, however you would still loose out on the developer end where C++ is used where it is convenient and sensible in the kernel unlike Linux that has a hard ban on it.

            Another aspect is the design of the Be API lends itself to good multithreading design in the applications... build in message passing as standard.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by thunderbird32 View Post
              Wish Haiku Beta 1 would work correctly on VirtualBox. It just causes a "guru meditation" error during boot (post-install).
              It works fine in VirtualBox you must be doing something specific that breaks it. Also I would suggest you use the 32bit hybrid version as it has more applications available currently. Maybe by next release the 64bit version will have more.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RavFX View Post
                My wifi work only for like 5 to 10 minutes, if not less. It use to work fine like 2-3 years ago.
                You should post your /var/log/syslog when this occurs... also note that there have been alot of wifi / ethernet related fixes in the past few days that may get backported into the beta1 via the software update feature.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cb88 View Post

                  It's a personal desktop workstation OS. Linux/Windows do not have this same focus (Linux mostly focuses on Servers , and Windows used to have this focus but has lost it, even when it did have this focus it was lacking in man areas that BeOS/Haiku excelled at).

                  It's designed to be responsive, easy to use and customize with sane defaults.

                  You could port all the UI and everything to Linux, and Barrett, V/OS is doing just this, however you would still loose out on the developer end where C++ is used where it is convenient and sensible in the kernel unlike Linux that has a hard ban on it.

                  Another aspect is the design of the Be API lends itself to good multithreading design in the applications... build in message passing as standard.
                  It's also designed to be completely responsive under full load. Try that with Linux at full disk load.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stibium View Post

                    It's also designed to be completely responsive under full load. Try that with Linux at full disk load.
                    Actually under full disk load Haiku still has issues, it's more noticeable with slow disks though. The Haiku IO scheduler could probably use some improvements in that area.

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