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Haiku OS Alpha 1 Screenshots

Nov 20, 2009, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"I downloaded and burned a live cd, but it doesn't seem to support my hardware since the kernel stopped the boot up and threw me into a debug console. I then decided to run and install it in VirtualBox and take many screenshots as I explore the OS. Overall I would say that it packs quite a punch for a revival of an old operating system in a first alpha release. It looks better than the last BeOS release (R5) and comes with some improvements including support for modern hardware (albeit not all as my example would imply).

"We are offered applications for a variety of tasks suitable for a desktop system, which is what Haiku OS is focused on. Compared to what a basic Windows install usually comes with it doesn't lack behind and even adds a thing or two more. For instance, in addition to such basic things as text editors (it has two), a web browser (Firefox 2), multimedia player, paint utility etc. there's also a DVB application, an IRC chat program, media converter and a webcam app. You can see a full list of applications in a screenshot of the applications menu."

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