[haiku] Re: Ideas for a marketing push!

  • From: François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:53:29 +0100

Le 10/11/2011 16:39, Jerry Babione a écrit :
> 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.
> <snip>

1) Haiku is not Linux: it doesn't use Linux (which is just the kernel).

2) Haiku is not GNU: it has the GNU tools but it's not what is most
visible and used by people.
If you want to please RMS, "just call your kernel Limerick and your OS
GNU/Limerick then" as he said.
But again Haiku is not defined just by the GNU tools and a kernel.

3) Haiku is not a GNU/Linux distribution: cf. 1 & 2.

4) Haiku is not Unix: it doesn't try to be compatible with *nix. Just
enough POSIX to port things.

Haiku is an OS in its own rights.

There are many *nix software ported to Windows with Cygwin and MingW,
yet noone tries to speak of Windows as a Unix or Linux distro.


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