Really? You don’t seem too bothered about it in Haiku.
Concrete examples please, of how the Linux kernel “breaks” its userspace ABI and API “all the time”. Any?
Commercial apps like Skype, you mean? Which I installed on a laptop for someone last year, and, despite several kernel upgrades, the same exact version of Skype is running just fine? Or games like World of Goo? Maybe Oracle? Or something like Frame Thrower?
Here’s five randomly chosen features, which of these “simply aren’t needed by desktop users” and why is this claim any different from saying they should stick with MS DOS 5.0 ?
• Colour Management
• Hotplug SATA / eSATA drives
• Network file sharing
• Hardware 3D acceleration
• Firewire soundcards[/quote]
I am tired of multi qouting you its getting pretty god damned annoying and frankly your pretty annoying.
In this order.
Driver support in haiku at this point of the project should be expected to be poor. Only becuase thats the LASt thing the Os team should be working on before APPs. I will say that on average the standard haiku drivers that work, are more useful then the linux counterparts.
You need concrete examples ? Wow your fanboism reeks. go look at the damn bug tickets on a kernel update.
Wow, how that photoshop support ? Microsoft office " even apple has MS office "
what apps again ? Oh thats right, server software or shitty toy apps. Got it.
To adress your 5 random short falls " which are debatable.
- color management.
this is a hack of colosal proportions. Its like applying compression on audio to try and correct a source volume issue.
Try finding and using the Menu button on your monitor and buy a test pattern from a AV store. If the input is wrong, color correcting it for display will only screw it up at the time of printing.
If the printer needs color correction, its defective.
- Hot pluging of sata/Esata drives.
yep lots of non server people hot plugging drives all the time. In fact its one of my favorite pass times. Take the drive out and put it back in. Hmmm I think this is a red herring for 90% of computer users.
- network file sharing.
Yeah so whats your point. Its a single user system. Its not a server OS. If you want a server OS maybe you should stick with linux. There is a semi functional Samba port that could likely be brought up to full operation quickly when r1 gets closer.
- Hardware 3d acceleration.
Yes this would be nice. But unless you do 3d gaming " which users statistics indicate 70% of PC users don’t. Its a moot point. but its not like anyone but windows has gaming covered. Last I checked they were the only OS with modern 3d gamming. don’t even decry linux having 3d gamming. Its a joke and the same games are already ported or are being ported to haiku. There is work on the gallium3d driver stack port to, but its been dormant for sometime.
I would argue mode setting capability is far more pertinent.
- firewire sound cards.
Yeah lots of firewire audio devices, mostly studio based.sound like a real concenr with the whole 1% of the PC market being used for audio recording on multichannel firewire devices. Most of which are being phased out for usb 2.0 and now usb 3 and then theres the overwhelming fact that the maudio and other pci cards are vastly more popular and better quality.
so to redress, Haiku doesn't meet your needs, which is fine. Since it doesn't meet your needs maybe you should troll on back to a linux website where you guys can all sit around and egostistically masturbate each other on your bash skills and file sharing prowess with your uber broken distrobution scheme multiple window managers and non interoperable Os landscape.
Enjoy your self and don’t hurt that shoulder patting yourselves on the back. Its only taken 20 years for Linux to still not be a prominent desktop OS.