[openbeos] Re: linuxformat mag: 30 days with Haiku

  • From: "Dennis d'Entremont" <dennis.dentremont@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:32:09 -0300

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Richie Nyhus <richienyhus@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> The linux format magazine (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk) has reviewed
> haiku.
> "30 days with Haiku - An open source BeOS clone looking to take on the
> desktop: will it give Linux some friendly competition? We find out.
> (Graham Morrison)"
> Read it here:
> http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/beos-reborn-30-days-with-haiku-465275
> A few posts about it on the ubuntu forums here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=929691
> --------
> Some extracts
> "Haiku is nowhere near being considered a finished product, but it's
> now stable enough for everyday use."
> "I first try the Haiku online documentation, but the freefall state of
> development that Haiku is in means there's no documentation for
> prospective users, only documentation to help developers."
> "Most users seem to be using Haiku as a genuine desktop replacement,
> doing the same things we normally do on our Linux desktop. "
> "I can't criticise Haiku. It's in a rapid state of development and no
> one is claiming it's anywhere near a productivity level. But it's very
> close, and you can't help feeling that a little user-oriented
> documentation and packaging could go a long way."
> "Similar to Apple's OS X, applications don't quit when you click on
> the top-left 'close' icon, for example. Instead, they tuck themselves
> away in the small toolbar, and can be brought back to life at any
> moment. To quit an application, you must click on the toolbar icon and
> select Close from the pop-up menu."
> "The advantage to all this minimalism is speed. Windows are quick to
> open and move. Most applications and tools load immediately (an
> exception is Firefox), and the whole system can reboot in under 10
> seconds. Real hardware will be even faster. This is the computer
> desktop we should always have had."
It's nice to see that people are talking more and more about Haiku. I don't
necessarily agree with everything he says about the look and feel of the OS
but that's just one person's opinion.

Dennis d'Entremont
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