[haiku] Re: Ideas for a marketing push!

  • From: Philippe Saint-Pierre <stpere@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:48:26 -0500


On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Jerry Babione <jerry.babione@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> On 11/10/11, Paul Davey <plmdvy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > <snip>
> >
> >
> >> NOW IS THE TIME for an OS with all the tools ( SIMPLE to USE Tools) to
> >> step up.   I despise Ubuntu 11.04 because of the slick approach to the
> >> consumer.  Windows 8 will have its sales reguardless of my
> >> preferences.  Haiku can be one of the best Linux systems ever fielded
> >> if we can get our act together.
> >>
> >
> > Haiku is not a Linux system.
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> >
> Read a little further, While Haiku is based on BeOS the kernal is
> basic linux.  Get Over it.  I've imported apps for GNU, Debian, and
> Others that run beautifully, The users I can get to go this way I
> will.

> --
> Jerry Babione
> Founder-Just Plain Folks Org. Inc.
No, I'm sorry, but Haiku's kernel isn't Linux.  It is actually based from
NewOS's kernel.  There is not a single line code coming from Linux (kernel)
within Haiku, AFAICT.  The fact that you can port applications from Linux
is mostly that both are (up to a certain point) POSIX compliant.  POSIX
stands for Portable Operating System Interface and is meant to be a
standard that application developer can rely upon.  It is a set of features
that a POSIX compliant OS would provide.

Thank you,

Philippe Saint-Pierre

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