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vbVeryBeginner



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vbVeryBeginner
a screenshot of haiku,
i just downloaded the vmware hd and run it.
just post on heap to share. Very Happy

Image
http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image16br.png
Post 18 Apr 2006, 17:47
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madmatt



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madmatt
Looks like the old BEOS operating system, are they continuing development of it?
update: found the website for this os -> http://haiku-os.org/learn.php
Post 19 Apr 2006, 06:01
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vbVeryBeginner



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forgot to mention.
you could download the haiku vmware HD from here.
http://www.schmidp.com/index.php?option=com_files&path=/haiku/images/

rev17169_vmware.tar.bz2 (14mb +)
so LITE :p

and of course, you could get the vmware player from http://www.vmware.com as usual.
Post 19 Apr 2006, 06:41
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Madis731



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Its all very nice but why would anyone want to make windows waste so much screenspace. It reminds me of the ABits ĀµGuru, where the control panel was round Very Happy Why not make then round notepad for example Razz

I think you can even fit triangles better on screen or some other wierd objects than this...folder-like screen. If there is another skin, I would even think about trying it. Smile
Post 19 Apr 2006, 08:07
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tom tobias



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tom tobias
http://developer.berlios.de/projects/haiku/
"Haiku is the open source implementation of BeOS. It is a complete and modern operating system, tailored to the end user."
I wonder why they chose the name "Haiku" for their project to continue development of BeOS?
Of course, FASM forum members are polyglot, so it will come as no great surprise that Haiku is Japanese, indicating a special kind of poetry, written with only 17 syllables (n.b. NOT 17 Kanji), five syllables on the first line, seven on the second line, five on the third:
http://www.worldhaiku.net/poetry.htm
The most famous Haiku poet was Basho, (1644-1693):
http://www.poetry-portal.com/poets5.html
Here is one of his most famous poems:
Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto.
Roughly translated into English (without preserving the rule of 17 syllables):
Calm ancient pond belies treachery
Frog hurriedly leaps, fleeing harm
Water splashing signals escape.
Smile
Post 19 Apr 2006, 10:56
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pelaillo
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They choose the name because their goal is to produce an OS with the feeling of simplicity and beauty inspired by the Haiku's Japanese poetry.

They are not continuing the development of BeOS, they are writting it from scratch. The rights for the BeOS were adquired by YellowTab (http://www.yellowtab.com/) and the product is now called Zeta.
Post 22 Apr 2006, 04:45
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tom tobias



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Quote:

they are writting it from scratch

Thanks Pelaillo, for your helpful explanation. I would have argued against the name Haiku, because an operating system, to possess the capability of modification, ought NOT be terse. Verbosity facilitates comprehension, hence future change. Basho, for example, had no need to elaborate on the warfare dominating life in 17th century Japan, with the introduction of firearms by the Portugese. His metaphor on the disturbance of the tranquility of agricultural society was understood by the educated classes of his era without further explanation, yet, is generally unknown to modern day readers, who may assume the 17 syllables are "beautiful", rather than a subtle political message. I feel the same way about Picasso's Guernica, when viewed by those ignorant of the bombing of that village in Spain by the Luftwaffe in 1936. To illustrate this point, here is the LITERAL translation of Basho's poem:

old pond
frog jumps in
water's sound
Post 22 Apr 2006, 09:52
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madmatt



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madmatt
Never thought a simple OS name could mean so much. Surprised
Post 22 Apr 2006, 19:17
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