Last week, Late Night Linux podcast episode 149 discussed Haiku! They had some great comments:
- “The documentation is excellent”
- “My first impression was that I really liked it, it felt like I was discovering a new operating system. It was fun to explore. It was interesting to learn about the way that it works, and the features that are just sort of hidden beneath the surface. I had a really nice time exploring it and learning how to use it.”
- “[got Telegram working]. It was remarkably simple. They’ve got quite a good packager depot… [Telegram] worked like a charm.”
- “When restarting after the install, I blinked and missed it and it was back to the desktop before I could take the USB stick out. Amazingly fast.”
- “The file manager is neat, how you can drag windows on top of one another and they become a tabbed view.”
- “I was very impressed with the selection of software.”
- “Ultimately though, I think there is probably a place in my life for Haiku: on an old laptop that I could just sort of sling in my bag and use as a low power getting stuff done browsing the web machine. I really like the speed of it, I like the lightness of it, and it’s just fun.”
- “Yeah, it’s definitely fun.”
- “It’s a fun, different approach to things, and I would highly recommend people check it out.”
Their suggestion: better advertise how to make a new partition table in the installer.
The only negative was their experienced slowness in getting packages to install.