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BeOS Clone Haiku Releases R1 Alpha 4 117

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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 sunderland56 (621843) on Monday November 12, 2012 @10:56PM (#41963439)

    a) the GPL is considered pretty evil by lawyers. If you're trying to develop a commercial product, best make sure it has no GPL code in it.

    b) some people hate Richard Stallman even more than they hate Steve Ballmer.

  • by UltraZelda64 (2309504) on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @07:08AM (#41965701)

    Haiku has been making excellent progress over the last couple of years compared to another clone, ReactOS. Haiku is actually quite usable as it is and pretty stable. In fact, I'd say its stability gives Win9x and even most Windows XP installations I've seen a run for their money. I don't mess with Windows any more since XP, but I do know at least one person who kept getting program crashed and BSODs in Vista and he still gets them occasionally in 7. ReactOS, by comparison, feels like a pre-alpha at best, or an old Win9x release at the worst. As far as reaching R1 goes, I don't think there'll be anywhere near 10 years of waiting... the OS feels pretty good as it is already.

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