But have you tried Haiku? The TRUE Desktop 1st OS!



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9 thoughts on “But have you tried Haiku? The TRUE Desktop 1st OS!

  1. When you said that you should make notes immediately, yeah that happens to me a lot as well ๐Ÿ™‚ how do you usually keep your notes / wiki / snippets / whatnot? I'm using sublime + orgmode with git atm

  2. Haiku is not really a microkernel it's monolithic, even though many services are in userspace. It is notably a fully reentrant kernel forked from NewOS http://newos.org/features.php. Overlay window tabs or borders and press winkey is the official way of stacking and tiling windows (windows snap at the edges also). Quicklaunch i map to alt+q to search for applications with a modern launcher instead of using the menu… pkgman is the CLI package manager, HaikuDepot is the GUI one. There have been some themes written lately that can retheme the window manager to look like several other vintage OSs. QT5 is available. LibreOffice is available. The Default image doesn't include any QT software. Also, tearing can be quite bad on a 1080p or 4k display since the software rendering can't keep up it is a little noticeable even at lower resolutions, the only real way to eliminate this is to support hardware page flipping which isn't supported since Haiku doesn't have any modern 3d graphics card drivers yet only 2D drivers. Unfortunately Mesa is the only reasonable option for adding this support as it is too large a task to do for a small team. You can switch between gcc versions at the command line with setarch command. Haikuporter is the native equivalent of T2 it somewhat resembles T2 or Gentoo portage you can find the recipes for packages at haikuports on github there are alot already but still much work to be done. You should check out the replicants (like the desktop calculator, or activity monitor) they are an unfinished feature that made it into BeOS 5…. it was intended as a way for people to create their own applications as building blocks but for now it just functions as how desktop applets are written.

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