[norcal-hug] Re: Time to plan our next meeting?

  • From: "Urias McCullough" <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: norcal-hug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:28:38 -0800

On 30/01/2008, William Tracy <afishionado@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2008 10:06 AM, Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki) <koki@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> > William, please, stay delurked. :) As you can see, we are a small group,
> > and we need more people to contribute in order to make the HUG more
> > lively. :)
> I've played with Haiku under a VM, but right now I'm pretty much sold
> on Linux for all my day-to-day tasks (you can pry Bash away from my
> cold, dead fingers).

Hey, Haiku still uses bash and all the same coreutils! :D

> However, I'm enthusiastic about anything that
> increases the diversity in Open Source operating systems. Lots of
> people I know aren't ready for Linux, and probably never will be. I'm
> looking forward to the day when either Haiku or ReactOS is complete
> enough that I can recommend them.

Haiku definitely has a "refined" target audience - that doesn't
completely align with Linux. ReactOS has a different target audience
altogether (and yes, ReactOS excites me also - as a Windows developer
by trade). You may want to take a look at Syllable also. I haven't
taken a serious look at it myself, but I gather it has many similar
goals to Haiku.

> Somebody remind me to poke around in the Haiku kernel after I finish
> the operating systems class at school...

Cool! I wish I'd studied lower-level stuff in school - I never really
got any lower than Pascal (using Turbo Pascal) - and then fell into a
Visual Basic job and now do mostly C# and T-SQL development. I'd love
to have gotten into the deeper C++, C, and even some assembly.

Haiku definitely needs more kernel devs...

> > PS: William, may I suggest that you register to nocal-hug.org? That
> > would give us a better idea of where you are located. :)
> Hmm, that site seems to be down right now. Anyway, I am from the
> greater North Bay (Santa Rosa, to be exact) and am going to school in
> central California (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo). So where I am depends
> on whether school is in session or not. :-)

http://norcal-hug.org/ is working for me currently... wonder what happened?

Hope to see you in the future! :)

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