It Lives! BeOS fans resurrect their favorite operating system

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BeOS fans are bringing back their favorite operating system as the Haiku OS. A small group of developers have reverse-engineered the operating system and showed off a "pre-alpha" version of Haiku at the recently completed Southern California Linux Convention. Like a proud father showing off his newborn baby, the devs boasted of binary compatibility and ran decade-old apps to prove the point.

According to the developers, Haiku is designed to be a very lightweight desktop-oriented operating system. The user interface is tied into the kernel and all windowed applications are multi-threaded. They add that the tight kernel should allow the operating system to run old older hardware, but users should use at least a 400Mhz processor.

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