That is good news.
Personally I am waiting for a bit longer until the real “official” .iso is out
there rather than the beta1 (my tinker days I am gone; I am no longer
a 20-years old curious person, sadly enough; and reallife also requires
of me that things have to work) - but I have a spare computer here and
I’d like to put Haiku on it eventually.
Hopefully any bugs and showstoppers will be ironed out in the coming
months! My main three prerequisites are (a) works for common tasks
on real hardware without crashes (b) I have to get the programming
language ruby working on it (no idea how easy that is but I will find
out eventually) © internet connection must work somehow, either
via ethernet cable (I got a spare one here); or even better in
addition to that via WLAN too on a laptop (but the latter is not so
vital, as long as ethernet works fine). Reason for © is mostly that
I can search for help and problems online, but I can not do so when
the internet connection does not work. © is not the most important
part since I can use Linux to resolve problems too (my internect
connect to my local PCs works on linux fine), but it is more a convenience
thing if this would work on a fresh Haiku install too. I mention this
because it did NOT work on ReactOS out of the box and I gave up
precisely because I was too lazy to try to fix that. On Linux I typically
just run dhcpcd and things work past that time - no idea how to fix
this on ReactOS, and no either how to do so on Haiku IF I were to
have a connection-related problem.
Keep the good spirits up! I am sure there may be an influx of new folks
when Haiku works smoothly on “the real thing”.