I recently installed Haiku on my eeepc 701 :
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It works great : fast booting, responsive desktop, user friendly. Really impressive, so I decided to keep it installed on my eeepc (and, when the r1 will be available, certainly on a little net top computer too). I installed this build:
Now, the only things missing for me are wifi, power management and flash support for internet browser. But I believe it will be available sooner or later.
I have some questions to ask too :
As haiku firefox 2.0 based browser is obsolete, is there any security risk (I mean, bigger risk than use an up to date browser) to use securised websites ? (ebay, webmails, bank, etc…) ?
I installed VLC. I appears that using overlay does not work (black window, but sound). Is it normal ? Can I fix it, or I have to use bitmap display?
ON Haiku standard mediaplayer, some movies can’t be readed. I presume it is a question of codecs. How can I fix it ?
Last question : I saw there is experimental packages for flash support in Haiku. I did’nt achieved to make them work on my Haiku Eeepc. Do you know easier noob solution, and if not, when flash will be available (to watch youtube, etc…) ?
thank you a lot.
edit : I found download helper plugin, to download flv videos. But it should be better to be able to directly open the video in VLC (sort of “open with VLC” automatic firefox feature), without have to first download it.