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  • Haiku OS Is Very Close To Their Long Awaited Beta, New Repository Working

    Phoronix: Haiku OS Is Very Close To Their Long Awaited Beta, New Repository Working

    The BeOS-inspired Haiku operating system should be issuing its long-awaited beta release by early 2018...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...u-OS-Beta-Near

  • papajo
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    Originally posted by MoonMoon View Post

    Because they can and they want to. That is as valid a reason as every other reason.
    So what? I mean we live in a free world (mostly in most of its parts)obviously people are empowered to do what ever they want as long as they don't brake local laws or harm others in any shape or form.... Because one can do something does not mean that he necessarily should do it.

    You can hit your head to the wall every X amount of seconds if you like to do that, you do that because you want to, it is a valid reason, still it does not mean that you should do it.

    Originally posted by MoonMoon View Post
    And if people would stop posting on Phoronix and instead focused on developing current software Linux might just be just a little better because of that. What is your point?
    Those two activities are not comparable although what you said is practically true the scale of it is totally different because

    a) posting on a forum is not as time consuming as developing an OS not even close.

    b) you usually are able to do a primary task (such as code something or work on your thesis or watch a movie etc) while also browsing/posting on a forum in between

    c) Not all people that post on a forum are able to contribute in the same way, obviously the people that are able to develop an OS no matter how inferior (compared to other OSs) are much more technically inclined than the average netizen who takes part in posting stuff in forums.. So time these people do not spend on making e.g linux better has a much smaller impact compared to time actual OS developers would/could spent even if we take total numbers into account.
    Last edited by papajo; 12-17-2017, 06:48 PM.

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  • papajo
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    Originally posted by pabloski View Post
    Thank you but this is the linux version as far as I can tell this is how it fairs on haiku https://html5test.com/s/e209353a22a9e03c.html still impressive though.

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  • pabloski
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    Originally posted by papajo View Post

    It was more sarcasm than fact although I am really curious, do you use QubZilla in Haiku? could you visit this page http://html5test.com/ and upload a print screen of it showing us the result (it measures in a quantifiable way what "just fine" translates.)
    Here for you sir http://imageshack.com/a/img924/1347/fO1Yqo.jpg

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  • papajo
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    I can render them fine. QupZilla is a great web browser, also available for Haiku and it renders everything just fine.
    It was more sarcasm than fact although I am really curious, do you use QubZilla in Haiku? could you visit this page http://html5test.com/ and upload a print screen of it showing us the result (it measures in a quantifiable way what "just fine" translates.)

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by papajo View Post

    ...because you probably would not be able to render some websites as the one you posting here :P
    I can render them fine. QupZilla is a great web browser, also available for Haiku and it renders everything just fine.

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  • papajo
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    LOL. And Haiku isn't an alternative OS to proprietary solutions because...?
    ...because you probably would not be able to render some websites as the one you posting here :P

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post
    LOL. And Haiku isn't an alternative OS to proprietary solutions because...?
    Alternative implies offering the same or better or little less features.

    Linux-based OSes does have a list of features that make it a decent alternative to or outright slaughtering proprietary solutions in many fields (PC is probably the one where it fares worse so far). Haiku OS is not really production ready so it can't be much of an alternative.

    It's currently a hobby or experimental OS, it can compete only with other small fish.

    If you compare it with full-blown OSes with large ecosystems like Linux-based ones (again much less so on PC but still many orders of magnitude more than Haiku has), or Windows (more or less only on PC, but that's awfully big anyway), then it's an unfair comparison.
    Last edited by starshipeleven; 12-12-2017, 04:42 PM.

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  • MoonMoon
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    Originally posted by papajo View Post
    So why make a beos that supports modern hardware?
    Because they can and they want to. That is as valid a reason as every other reason.
    The work and effort is commendable non the less not everybody could have achieved that but its pointless... if they focused their effort in the developing of current software then e.g linux would be just a little better because of that.
    And if people would stop posting on Phoronix and instead focused on developing current software Linux might just be just a little better because of that. What is your point?

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by papajo View Post

    nope... because for example linux had/has a point an alternative OS to proprietary solutions...
    LOL. And Haiku isn't an alternative OS to proprietary solutions because...?

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