An OS for Personal Computing
Jul 02, 2010, 19:35 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Senthil Kumaran S.)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Let's take a look at the BeOS-inspired Haiku OS.
"GNU/Linux has lots of features for the desktop and the server
side. However, there are problems with Linux-based operating
systems. Being a monolithic kernel, people often find the system
becomes unresponsive when using a GNU/Linux system. Another major
problem, especially for new users, is choosing between various
distributions. They end up installing a distribution that has more
apps and services than they actually need (or that their hardware
can support) for their day to day use, which also serves to slow
down their systems.
"This article introduces you to an operating system called
Haiku, which serves as a good starting point for aspiring students
and those interested in hacking on operating systems. So what's so
special about Haiku?"