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HaikuOS
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HaikuOS
So, I am interested, what do you think about HaikuOS?
Frankly, I think it was a failure in its very conception. Hardly anybody needs an OS which can run programs for BeOS. I mean, have you even heard of BeOS? Yet alone that somebody needs to run kernel-space programs for BeOS on a modern computer. I mean, it would make sense to have something like DosBox (or, better yet, WINE) emulating BeOS so that you can run user-space applications for BeOS (something somebody might actually need), but having an entire OS is definitely an overkill.
A useful operating system needs to have a usable web-browser and a usable office suite. However, the only browser that runs on HaikuOS is WebPositive. They claim it is a port of modern Safari, however, it is not only not nearly as feature rich (no support for WebAssembly, no developer tools...), it is also buggy. The SVGs on my website, for example, are not rendered properly, making some of my HTML5 apps hard to use.
What is also unfortunate is that assembly language code produced by the compiler for my programming language, which works on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris, assembles and links without warnings on HaikuOS, but crashes when run, and there is no obvious way to debug it.
I also got a little disappointed by the fact that it claims on its website to be able to run modern NodeJS, but it is not actually.
Nevertheless, I'd like to hear your opinion.
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RE: HaikuOS
Yes, I've heard of BeOS, but then I went to school to learn systems programming.

I tend not to follow the Os du jour.
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RE: HaikuOS
FA, are people still using Slowarse?
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