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#1 2023-01-13 14:05:10

Camtaf
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Haiku r1/b4

If you like to try other operating systems, give this one a go, I've got it running on one of my desktop thin clients, & it looks like it is almost ready as a release candidate, but be warned, it is quite a different O/S.

https://www.haiku-os.org/

Runs 'live' if you want, just copy to a pendrive, else install to bare metal.

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#2 2023-01-13 17:42:02

andyprough
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Re: Haiku r1/b4

I've never tried it but have been interested. I see there's a lot of software ports available on the Haiku Depot Server: https://depot.haiku-os.org/#!/?bcguid=bc1-AOOA&repos=haikuports&arch=x86_64&viewcrttyp=FEATURED

Libreoffice is on there, a bunch of web browsers and other standard linux software titles. I wonder if these actually work well and if Haiku could be made into a productive little small office computer?

I see they claim to have the latest Falkon browser working, which would be a big step forward for them in terms of modern web-capable browsers.

Edit: Wow, they have vlc, mpv, youtube-dl, yt-dlp. This could be a cool minimal media player project for one of my old laptops.

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#3 2023-01-13 18:56:57

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

I'm quite impressed with this beta4 release, wifi was one of the things that clinched it for me, to make it worthwhile installing to bare metal - I now have it installed to an old HP G62 laptop as well. smile

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#4 2023-01-13 19:55:13

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

Wonderfully cohesive desktop experience. Just a shame it's so ugly.


“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18.

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#5 2023-01-13 20:46:57

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

Off-topic FYI . . .

Your new sig https://classwar.uk/ piqued my interest. Was surprised to get this . . .

This Connection is Untrusted . . . yada, yada

yikes

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#6 2023-01-13 20:50:17

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

Just allow an exception. I promise it's worth it.


“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18.

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#7 2023-01-14 01:46:35

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

I've never use haiku or BeOS, but I've heard so much about them. I should really allow myself some free time to try out some of the non-linux/windows operating systems. Haiku, OpenIndiana, ArcaOS, Icaros, ReactOS, and more.  On another note, didn't someone fork TempleOS recently?  Oh how I wish I had more time to just mess with the stuff.

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#8 2023-01-14 03:08:52

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

JWM-Kit wrote:

I've never use haiku or BeOS, but I've heard so much about them. I should really allow myself some free time to try out some of the non-linux/windows operating systems. Haiku, OpenIndiana, ArcaOS, Icaros, ReactOS, and more.  On another note, didn't someone fork TempleOS recently?  Oh how I wish I had more time to just mess with the stuff.

Hey JWM-Kit! Long time no see! Happy New Year! Yes, the TempleOS fork is called ZealOS - there's a github page for it. They've added networking and are improving the graphics. I tried TempleOS a couple years ago, I should do a run through with ZealOS sometime this year.

I spent part of my evening playing with Haiku in a vm - very very interesting OS. I think it occupies a place kind of like some of the Puppy Linux's. Lots of typical Linux software that seems to install and run quite well. I'll bet you would find a lot to appreciate about Haiku.

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#9 2023-01-14 03:24:42

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

...been playing around with it on-and-off for about a week...

...and still can't get sound to work. tongue

...but my wireless connection worked great!

smile


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#10 2023-01-14 11:12:04

Camtaf
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Re: Haiku r1/b4

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Wonderfully cohesive desktop experience. Just a shame it's so ugly.

That had always been my thought too, but evidently, it's how BeOS used to look, & the weird menu system, but I've started to get used to it, having been trying this O/S off & on over the years. smile

Another thing that I've read about Haiku, is that it has less code, for the whole system, than there is in the Linux kernel!

It certainly boots up faster! wink

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#11 2023-01-14 12:15:45

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Re: Haiku r1/b4

Camtaf wrote:

it has less code, for the whole system, than there is in the Linux kernel!

That's not surprising at all. Most of the code in the Linux kernel is for drivers and those drivers will only be loaded on demand anyway so such a comparison is fairly meaningless.


“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18.

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