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Raffaele_Megabyte

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BeOS/Haiku
« on: January 14, 2015, 08:43:07 AM »
BeOS was mainly aimed at X86 Intel processors, it seems to me that once BeOS organization created a version PPC of BeOS.
It was at its rev. 4.5 time if I remember well.
Some years agi BeOS ceased commercial operations but its creators gifted community with source code of one of their kernels, upon which it is being build an Open Source version of BeOS called Haiku.
Due to scarce number of active developers Haiku is incomplete and in beta and it is programmed only for X86 architeture, but a small team of PPC developers could take the open source X86 kernel and create a PPC version.
BeOS/Haiku is splendid operating system, small, efficient, quick in computing, fast responsive on interface, and aimed at multimedia right from its creation.
It may worth a look exploring its portability.

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-CORRECTIONS-

1) BeOS born as PPC Operating System! That's very interesting.

2) Haiku kernel was created out from Open Source NewOS kernel.
NewOS was originally developed by one of creators of BeOS, and its structures and mechanisms were then inherited by BeOS.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2015, 09:07:42 AM by Raffaele_Megabyte »
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Re: BeOS/Haiku
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 10:02:30 PM »
I like Haiku ive tried it on a VM and liked many of the ideas they have.

And if someone is up for the task of porting it i will give all the support i can. 

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Re: BeOS/Haiku
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 03:34:50 PM »
I like alot BeOS.
The takeover from Palm was a shame.

The only useful (regarding userbase) OSes these days are Linux and FreeBSD. Besides the two big one ...
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 03:54:22 PM by Carlos »

 

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