@Stacked_Lambda First of all: the crooked mouse!! It’s a Logitech optical mouse of which I obviously have no box anymore. But some wandering in the Logitech dungeons finally got the mous out of the little hole: it’s the corded USB-connected Logitech M500… this one!!
And here you can actually see the animal move…
About the keyboard, no luck there: keeping the shift down straight after Bios while booting doesn’t do anything.
But in the installation guide I read that once you manage to get the boot menu up, you can go in safe mode.
But typing already worked fine, naming my disk partitions while setting up, for example.
@miqlas What I have seen in Alpha3 indeed doesn’t give much confidence in an OS. And that’s just the point: Since about 3 months I’ve been trying out/testing some open source OS’s except for the real Linux distro’s. I’m a Linux Mint fan for many years…(every man his hobby…“whatever makes you tick” is the English expression, no?) On the other side of this all, I am also a Windows Insider which was most interesting when they started to develop W10.
It didn’t even have a name back then (2014?), they just called it Treshold which became Redstone later. It was interesting because they (almost)started from scratch within the Windoze environment. The first insider preview version had a screen with only the dustbin prominently in the left upper corner.
Configuration screen was still there but much more basic, etc…
But then they were putting in software and functions which we had to take to the test and give feedback on. And guess, sometimes they actually listened!! I am proud to say that I, among others, have improved the structure of bookmarks in Microsoft Edge…
Say what you want about Mickeysoft but they did a good job on this one: a test bank with about 3,000,000 testers giving constant feedback(and actually getting personal answers from developers, which kept them motivated). Not only testing but also they constantly could “feel” what the people expected from W10.
I remember a group discussion about the 3D drawing program they wanted to implement(became Paint 3D afterwards). There were people who already had experience with putting 3D “things” on a screen. “They stated: Microsoft, don’t put time and money in it, FREE third party apps are already better at this moment.”
They listened it’s become a very basic program, nothing more.
But back to Haiku: Alpha3 reminds me of Windows 3.1(for those of you who really had to work with that…
And Miqlas, masochistic is the word…
What I am going to try today is:
1/ First of all: format the partition with Alpha3 on it
2/ I am going to try the nightlies again from top to bottom, one should work, no?
3/ If not so, I am going to my little Virtual Box and look at it there…are there some
very recent screenshots of Haiku? So I can see what I am putting time and effort in…
Thanks all and I’ll keep you posted!!