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OpenBeos Is Now Haiku 44

teamhasnoi writes "Today at WalterCon the new name of OpenBeos has been released - Haiku! More info at the BeOS Journal. BeGroovy is reporting that Java is running on Haiku as well! All in all, a very good day for a BeOS (now Haiku) fan!"
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OpenBeos Is Now Haiku

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  • Nice Name (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Professor Cool Linux ( 759581 ) on Saturday June 19, 2004 @03:36PM (#9473727) Homepage
    Disclaimer: this is my opinion & you don't have to agree with it. But please respect it as i do yours.

    Haiku is a very nice name for 2 reasons:
    1. It flows well
    2. is stands for a light weight form of poetry

    Light weight & flowing poetry are great things to associate w/ an OS in my opinion.
  • I made a wallpaper awhile back with the new logo. You can get it here [theschmoejoes.com]. It's blatantly similar to the new website. :)
  • Great name. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by sethadam1 ( 530629 ) * <adam&firsttube,com> on Saturday June 19, 2004 @04:03PM (#9473868) Homepage
    BeOS and Naiku have a history. If you used BeOS back in the day, you'll remember that there were several hundred Haikus, some about BeOS, many about JLG himself, that were messages within the OS itself.

    Here is a ton [begroovy.com] of them
    and here is more info [betips.net].

    First three to respond to this (with e-mail addresses!) get gmail invites (if they want).
    • But here is some text, because this lameness filter thing won't let post this without it.
    • Re:Great name. (Score:1, Offtopic)

      by ag3n7 ( 442539 )
      Figured I'd try to reply (since I'm an old beos user).

      gmail.5.agent@spamgourmet.com
  • Haiku (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Deltawolf ( 789706 )
    Haiku is a nice name, gives it a poetic feel. Next thing we know the login message on an OpenBeOS shell will be one.
    • Perhaps the login itself will require generating a new Haiku. Only creative users with a tallent for Haiku get to use that feature...

      -Rusty
  • by hexfortyfive ( 219375 ) on Saturday June 19, 2004 @04:18PM (#9473937) Homepage
    An ancient system
    Reborn with Japanese name
    It will continue
  • Where's the code? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Fished ( 574624 ) <amphigory@gm[ ].com ['ail' in gap]> on Saturday June 19, 2004 @04:58PM (#9474171)
    Looking at OpenBeos' website, I can't find anything to download. What's the point of a new name with no code? Am I missing something?
    • Re:Where's the code? (Score:2, Informative)

      by Tezkah ( 771144 )
      R1 come quite soon
      New name, to prevent the theft
      of Palm's bought IP

      In other words, a .BFS i386 install disc is coming soon, (I asked the OpenBeOS IRC people, and they kinda looked at me funny when I asked for any isos, since BeOS doesn't support that), but R1 will support i386 only, then R2 will hopefully support more architectures. I'm not with the Haiku people, so YMMV.

      Palm bought out Be's IP, so the name "BeOS" belongs to them, hence the need to switch to "Haiku".

      Its actually a pretty nice name.
    • Re:Where's the code? (Score:4, Informative)

      by masukomi ( 229249 ) on Saturday June 19, 2004 @09:40PM (#9475768)
      On sourceforge of course OpenBeOS / Haiku's sourceforge project [sourceforge.net]. There's plenty of it.

      There's no install disk yet though.
  • by miyako ( 632510 ) <miyako@gmail . c om> on Saturday June 19, 2004 @09:21PM (#9475665) Homepage Journal
    I cannot think of
    a very good comment now
    do not mod me down
  • by andy55 ( 743992 ) * on Sunday June 20, 2004 @01:21AM (#9476748) Homepage

    Many years have passed,
    Developers, go elsewhere.
    Please die, BeOS, die.

    • You are a funny troll aren't you...

      But seriously, it's great to have alternative alternatives. Linux and the other UNIX clones out there are great 'n all, but not for everything. Really what makes it is the user software - apps like Wings3D, Blender, Mozilla, Flightgear, gimp, Abiword - make Linux worth using on the desktop.

      But the design of BeOS matches the stand-alone desktop user experience that I would like to see.

      That said, I've been Linux-only for about 3 years now.

      • You are a funny troll aren't you...

        I actually meant it to be funny and didn't mean to insult anyone, but it looks like folks are taking it seriously--it's gotten the ol smackdown already. That reminds me, I heard that if someone mods you funny and another mods you down, the net result is -1, not 0. Anyone know if this is a true statement?

        Separately, I'm amazed that people still do dev work for BeOS. By that, I mean, of all the open source projects to spend time on, why choose this one?! It seems t
        • Sorry I said the word "troll". Guess I should have said "man" ;-)

          Separately, I'm amazed that people still do dev work for BeOS. By that, I mean, of all the open source projects to spend time on, why choose this one?! It seems there's a lot of open source projects that offer the world more value than BeOS does.

          So in other words you meant what you said.

          There are many, many FLOSS projects duplicating each other, not just Operating Systems.

          There are many that are very interested in the BeOS architecture.
        • Oh My. (Score:3, Insightful)

          by sethadam1 ( 530629 ) *
          Separately, I'm amazed that people still do dev work for BeOS. By that, I mean, of all the open source projects to spend time on, why choose this one?! It seems there's a lot of open source projects that offer the world more value than BeOS does.

          You obviously aren't a developer. Most FLOSS developers are unpaid volunteers (most, not all). That means they do what interests them. Hey, if you're going to paint your house, why not paint mine - it needs it more. That philosophy makes no sense, right?

          BeOS

          • You obviously aren't a developer.

            Interesting! I've been a freeware and shareware developer since 98. See my tagline, ace.

            Of course you're right about FLOSS developers working on what interests them, but the point I was trying to make was that to develop something like BeOS seems like building a ship in your basement--you know it'll never see the "real" high seas.
            • Re:Oh My. (Score:2, Insightful)

              by lythotype ( 446239 )
              "...to develop something like BeOS seems like building a ship in your basement--you know it'll never see the "real" high seas."

              The same thing could have been said about the development of Linux at one stage or another. Remember, just as Haiku is now, Linux once was also.
        • AFAIK this is true, because funny does not affect your karma, but all the other options do. Perhaps we should have a -1 not-funny or -1 nice try which would not affect karma to counter-balance this?
    • Many years have passed,
      Developers, go elsewhere.
      Please die, BeOS, die.


      That isn't a haiku. 1 too many syllables in the last part. Try this:

      Many years have passed
      developers, go elsewhere
      Please die, BeOS.

      • That isn't a haiku. 1 too many syllables in the last part.

        Cmon--like I don't know how to count syllables?? Dunno what dev community you come from but everyone I know pronounces it, "bee-aws"--two syllables total, and it's been like that for years.
        • Everyone I know pronounces it properly, "Be-Oh-Es."

          Those who don't usually say "Be-Ohse." I've never heard "Be-aws" in my life, and I used it exclusively for over a year.

          Have you ever heard anyone say LindowsOS as "Lin-doze-aws" or "Lin-doze-Ohse?" How about the other free BeOS replacement, "BlueEyedOS?" Is the the "OS part of that prounounced?
  • By choosing a generic word as the OS name, they've made it harder to search for info about the OS. Try searching for "linux word processor" vs. "haiku word processor."

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.

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