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Haiku edges toward general release

Haiku edges toward general release

Posted Nov 29, 2012 4:00 UTC (Thu) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Parent article: Haiku edges toward general release

If they really want users, they should target the ARM market. ARM-based netbooks are precisely the sort of low-powered system where Haiku could shine, and people are already used to non-Windows systems on ARM. With a touch interface they could even target tablets and maybe phones. I realise that's easier said than done and they probably don't have the resources to support the myriad mutually-incompatible ARM platforms out there (even the BSDs don't have much presence on those systems). A sad situation.


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Not so sure

Posted Nov 29, 2012 10:06 UTC (Thu) by renox (subscriber, #23785) [Link]

All the old BeOS applications won't run on ARM, so IMHO ARM isn't such a good idea for Haiku.
Users wants applications too, a responsive OS is nice but by itself not good enough..

Not so sure

Posted Nov 29, 2012 11:40 UTC (Thu) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

Are there many such old Beos apps (I honestly don't know) ?
is the goal of Beos the same as dos emulators, allowing people to run their old apps that have no replacement ?

Not so sure

Posted Nov 29, 2012 11:51 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

They only need a decent cpu emulator or jit translator, like Apple did when they changed architectures. Old applications expected to be run in slower computers, so they will probably perform OK anyway.

Not so sure

Posted Nov 30, 2012 16:43 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

modified version of qemu should work for this.


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