I figured I should ask now, what would be my best strategy for running Haiku/BeOS. I used to run R5.03pe from the image file on my old desktop hardware, but I’ll need to go a little more in depth for this computer I guess.
This is the computer I just bought:
ASUS F3 Series
Installed OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2.0GHz
Screen: 15.4" WXGA
Memory: 3GB DDR2(667) Max 4gb
Hard Disk: 250GB
Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 (I believe the card can be disabled and onboard video can be enabled, if need be)
Video Memory: 512MB dedicated memory on card
Communication: Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot: 1 x Express Card
Dimensions/Weight: 14.2" x 10.5" x 1.1-1.6"/ 6 lbs.
WLAN 802.11n Wireless LAN
Ports: Card Slot, 1 x Express Card, USB 4, IEEE 1394 1, Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x Audio Integrated Sound card / Speaker Internal Speakers
Input Device: Touchpad
Supplemental Drive: Card Reader 8-in-1
Webcam 1.3 MP
Since I only ever played around a bit with BeOS on a couple of computers I wasn’t sure what the best way to go at this was, some kind of emulation/interperter/Virtual Machine, running from an image on the hardware, installing on one of the partitions ect…?
And is BeOS 5 PE Max V4 beta 1 my best option at the moment?
Any general comments?