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The Dawn of Haiku OS (Spectrum)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 3:54 UTC (Mon) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 5:59 UTC (Mon) by kolla (guest, #23560)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 6:02 UTC (Mon) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 6:41 UTC (Mon) by kolla (guest, #23560)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 7:34 UTC (Mon) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 7:51 UTC (Mon) by Pawlerson (guest, #74136)
Funny to see Linux zealots bad-mouhing alternatives, the irony is striking.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 11:54 UTC (Mon) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
It's not necessary for Haiku to beat Linux of today in its R1 release, it just needs to beat Linux of 2001 (that is, after all, its goal: Be BeOS in 2001). With the R2 release in 2015 or so we will see whether it's going anywhere worthwhile or whether it simply can't compete.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 14:53 UTC (Mon) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
Posted Apr 30, 2012 9:28 UTC (Mon) by bricef (guest, #80336)
The desktops on Linux seem to have one aim, and that is to resemble Windows as much as possile
Or worse, Mac... What is it with copying bad ideas from someone simple because they're successful? Bad usability is bad usability. Even if they get it right most of the time, that isn't a good reason to copy everything they do without rubbing two braincells together first.
the deskop environments offered for Linux are just way too bloated, bling-centric and dumb
Really? Archlinux/wmii or Archlinux/Openbox are bloated and bling-centric? Could have fooled me...
Seriously, Your desktop is what you make it. Unity makes me want to pluck my eyes out as much as the next hacker, but it isn't fair to say that the desktop environments offered on Linux are all crap because you didn't do the research properly. Instead of complaining that a solution hasn't fallen in your lap, take responsibility for turning your desktop into a powerful tool.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 15:52 UTC (Mon) by Doogie (guest, #59626)
Pointing out that some people have not moved beyond the same silly advocacy arguments from two decades ago is not "bad mouthing alternatives". Haiku may well be fantastic, but arguing that it has "multimedia built in" is not going to convince me.
people do not use a computer to use it's desktop
Posted Apr 30, 2012 16:21 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
a desktop either makes this easy or makes this hard depending on how it gets in the way of the user or assists the user.
Far too many desktop developers seem to think that the Desktop Environment is the end purpose of the computer, rather than just a means to get other stuff done.
Posted May 3, 2012 18:42 UTC (Thu) by tstover (subscriber, #56283)
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