These are almost RC images; they are missing a few major tweaks that should come in the next few days. But the major difference between the previous images and these is the EFI bootloader.
Note that the EFI loader (1) is on the 64-bit anyboot only, (2) does not install itself automatically when installing Haiku to a partition; you must install the
haiku_loader.efi to your system EFI partition and add it to whatever EFI loader you use manually, and (3) cannot boot from CDs, only from hard disks or USB drives.
Also note there are still some unresolved bugs in the
wpa_supplicant and Mesa, so you may run into these.
THIS IS NOT THE FINAL R1/BETA1, but it is very close to what it will be.
The target ship date for the final version is now within a week or less; I am pretty busy with other matters over the next few days as is @kallisti5, but we’ll see what happens.