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Haiku OS: A New Kind Of Operating System

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I have been having an absolute blast of a time testing out a new operating system for this article. It is called Haiku OS. It is not a Unix or Linux based operating system, but rather an operating system based upon BeOS.

BeOS was an operating system developed back in 1991 by a company called Be Inc. It’s target market sector was digital multimedia. BeOS included some very advanced technology to take full advantage of modern hardware capabilities. And it included a 64bit journaling file system called BFS. The concept of the BeOS desktop interface was a clean and uncluttered design with ease-of-use. The kernel of BeOS differed from that of the Unix monolithic kernel. The BeOS kernel was a modular hybrid kernel. Although the eventual commercial failure of Be Inc. to compete with Microsoft and Apple for the desktop operating system space, it was no reflection on the quality and design of the BeOS code. Be Inc. was acquired by Palm Inc. in 2001 and BeOS development was then discontinued.

The same year, the OpenBeOS project was born.

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