View Full Version : Haiku vs Linux

July 8th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I just took the Haiku Alpha 2 for a spin last night and maaaan it was impressive. It was extremely responsive even under load on some pretty outdated machines.

As Haiku matures, I don't know what operating system to stick with! Haiku doesn't even have Vi or Vim! Can't we have the best of both worlds? The linux kernel to be able to replicate the performance of Haiku, and for windowmanagers + gtk and QT to be lightning fast like in Haiku?

I'm still dreaming though. Also, could be another 20 years before Haiku is released :[p

July 8th, 2010, 06:23 PM
I have looked into developing for it, but at the moment it is to young. It is responsive because of the fact it's written in C++ and takes advantage of threads. But as of now, it has no multiuser or many applications. It is not for the faint of heart :P.