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sorry to sound like an idiot…i did check Haiku’s website…is it Unix based? They don’t make it clear either way…they did say they had Libre Office…but…is it a unique OS? Is it POSIX? is it mostly POSIX? I’m all about trying new things, but I am also really comfortable with the traditional UNIX user space.
from what I understand haiku and beOS were UNIX inspired, with some posix compliance, but it’s not a unix-like or unix-based. Kind of like plan9 was.
It’s unique, but POSIX-compliant.
In basic language cz im really dumb in concerns to tech, what does this mean? Sorry for my ignorance on the subject
It is an Open Source Operating System that you can download online and install on your machine free of charge, like a GNU/Linux OS, other than that I am not sure of the benefits or cons as I have never tried it yet.
I’m in love with Haiku. Just to bad, that I can’t run it for daily usage 😔
I could if they implemented screen rotation:-(
Does the latest Firefox even run on it? BeOS was gone by the time Firefox was just being (re)born.
Nope sadly, Falkon works and was what I used with my time on Haiku. I think they also have qutebrowser.
I find it increasingly difficult to only use Firefox. Most of my coworkers are Chrome-only at this point. Anything that doesn’t at minimum do Firefox is a toy operating system. That said, I’m too unskilled to get something as complicated as Firefox to even build, let alone on a novel system, so maybe I have no right to gripe.
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Yeah this is more of a hobby os than a real alternative to linux. The work it has gone into it is amazing but unless you can compile software for it then its more something you would put on an old pc like the author of the article suggested
Well you can
Just read about it, gcc8 is compatible so in theory you can port a lot of software to haiku