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Windows 7: The Dawn of Haiku OS

28 Apr 2012   #1

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The Dawn of Haiku OS

How a volunteer crew brought a crack operating system back

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It was the summer of 2001, and computer programmer Michael Phipps had a problem: His favorite operating system, BeOS, was about to go extinct. Having an emotional attachment to a piece of software may strike you as odd, but to Phipps and many others (including me), BeOS deserved it. It ran amazingly fast on the hardware of its day; it had a clean, intuitive user interface; and it offered a rich, fun, and modern programming environment. In short, we found it vastly superior to every other computer operating system available. But the company that had created BeOS couldn’t cut it in the marketplace, and its assets, including BeOS, were being sold to a competitor.

Worried that under a new owner BeOS would die a slow, unsupported death, Phipps did the only logical thing he could think of: He decided to re-create BeOS completely from scratch, but as open-source code. An open-source system, he reasoned, isn’t owned by any one company or person, and so it can’t disappear just because a business goes belly-up or key developers leave.
Warning: It's a looong read

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28 Apr 2012   #2

 
 

Old Operating
Dying slowly unto death
New birth to system
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28 Apr 2012   #3

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A poet, and you don't know it

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28 Apr 2012   #4

 
 

lol
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02 May 2012   #5

win 7 Pro 64 Sp1 win 8.1 pro Xunbuntu
 
 

Just D/L it....
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03 May 2012   #6

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As an Open Suse user, I think the claims about it being a real challenger to Windows or Mac OS are a little ambitious, open source really doesn't account for a big slice of the home market, and I think it will take a lot more than Haiku to challenge that.

Yes Linux is based on a server kernel...but that kernel has be modified and re-written many times and the new GUIs, that author claims 'frustrate users when carrying out intensive tasks' simply don't exist in todays Linux driven desktops.

I like the idea of a 700mb full install, that could breath life into some old hardware I have lying around, but having to (possibly) configure code to get legacy hardware working is not something I want to do.

Also think that the current OS's will soon be replaced by the likes of a more solid Google / Android platform - I think that's where the prize lies.

Going to download and have a look at it though.
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03 May 2012   #7

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Downloaded the VM. Definitely different.
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09 May 2012   #8

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having many OS around its just to confuse and also fun to all enthusias of computers, having said that they compete on the market share,well, who do you think is way ahead now? though times are changing very fast and every person is looking for a something "new",if you like, but in fact it is not new and from where it started-WINDOWS-would you rather have an OS that will give a headache or an OS that will not.
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