BeOS revived after a decade

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In the old days the BeOS was another competitor to linux, and unix, but has since died until now. Some of the former code has been used to make Haiku. It is not linux and not unix, it's somewhere in between. I'm not sure what kernel the new release uses, definitely not linux. The new Haiku release is tailored to be a simple desktop OS, not with fancy features.

With these economy specs, Haiku could be an alternative to some of those nano versions of linux and unix.

Haiku will run on a Pentium or better CPU with 128MB of RAM, 600MB of storage space and a VESA compliant video card. In fact, it has been tested to work on CPU's as slow as a Pentium II 400MHz with 64MB of RAM. However, for a satisfactory user experience, we recommend at least a Pentium III with 256MB of RAM and 2GB of storage space
Official site:
http://www.haiku-os.org/

Youtube demo:


If you guys ever install, tell us what's it like, or post any general comments.
 
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Interesting! I've never played with it before, but any competition is good competition :)
 

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