I dabbled with Haiku for some occasions in the past and seems to me like a OS with great future.
There’s no beta yet, there are many hardware constraints but there are also many things well-done.
I don’t know whether what I propose has been done or not.
What I propose is:
- To build a website showing, side by side, in tabular and clear form, what can be done in Haiku that is being done in Windows, Mac and LInux, regarding the several categories of software:
Office, Multimedia, Graphics, Text editing…
- For video, graphics, sound and networking show what hardware is supported, what hardware is in the process of being supported.
- Since moving everything to a Haiku system is perhaps risky and not fulfilling for a vast majority of people, one can perhaps write how one can work in Haiku but have, for example, his files in other systems, i.e., telling if NFS, CIFS, and which filesystems for USB drives are working in Haiku (FAT, XFS, UDF, …).
- Show in what way a user (that has never used BeOS) can get the most of the filesystem, for example, with queries. Speaking of myself, I’ve read something about SQL queries to search the metadata of files, don’t know how it’s done, what alternatives there are, etc
- Idem for all other things where Haiku can provide a very good experience compared to other operating systems. Small things, small tips that amount to a lot when taken together.
- At last, creating some videos to show all the above