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BeOS Clone Haiku Releases R1 Alpha 4 117

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from the unix-haters-handbook dept.
New submitter kallisti5 writes "The Haiku project released their 4th alpha release today. A year and four months have passed since the 3rd alpha release. Haiku R1A4 includes several enhancements such as a large number of bug fixes, early IPv6 support, better drivers, improved file system support, better localization, and a wide variety of new features and applications." Multimedia enhancements include support for modern Intel and Radeon HD cards.
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BeOS Clone Haiku Releases R1 Alpha 4

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  • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Monday November 12, 2012 @07:59PM (#41961837) Journal

    ... and nobody will remember what "Haiku" or "BeOS" is all about.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @09:34PM (#41962719)

    You naysayers can feel free to call me crazy, but Haiku has a better chance at winning the desktop than Linux ever did. It is exactly the kind of coherent and elegantly designed platform that is as attractive to users as it is to developers. Haiku has been a slow starter, so it may take a while to happen unless more devs start to look at the prospect of seriously contributing to it. But the truth is, quality takes time. The Linux approach of "code first, ask questions later" does get things done faster. The desktop is just one of those cases where better will always beat faster in the long run.

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