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Re: BeOS on Linux

Reply #1
Never heard of it.

Is it linux based??



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Reply #4
The last time I checked it out, it couldn't boot on real hardware, neverthless on a VM it booted almost instantly, responsiveness was immediate and overall I think it could be the best desktop operating system if only it had software and drivers written for it. Back in my testing days it had just a bunch of programs, including Firefox. Because of that it was far from being useful as a daily driver.

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Reply #5
The last time I checked it out, it couldn't boot on real hardware, neverthless on a VM it booted almost instantly, responsiveness was immediate and overall I think it could be the best desktop operating system if only it had software and drivers written for it. Back in my testing days it had just a bunch of programs, including Firefox. Because of that it was far from being useful as a daily driver.

It booted here on metal I don't use VMs and actually played music but it really is just nostalgia  but yes it was blazingly fast

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Reply #6
I tried it this year on real hardware. It works!
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ARTIX >> runit + LXQT >> running on a mintbox mini 2 pro

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Reply #7
It's a blast from the past, but as I couldn't get WiFi working, it was basically hamstrung for me. Will try again if they ever get out of alpha/beta status.


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Reply #9
That's funny, i'm playing around with Haiku the last days and it seems pretty usable...atleast if you don't need to use wifi. ;)

Works in a VM and bare-metal as well.

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Reply #10
I tried Haiku Beta2  as well from live USB.  No wifi and no mount for local disk drives, still playing with resolving these.

Other than that, impressed.  Shuts down in around 1 second.

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Reply #11
Sorry, double posted.