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

  • From: Sikosis <sikosis@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:28:51 +1000

Good to see other people talking about Haiku ... though I laughed my
head off when I read "Windows users must think the same thing about
Linux until they first Google for it and realise the internet is

Wow ... the internet is linux eh ?



On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:25 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."

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