how can one test haiku? is there a bootable ISO image or something like this?
So far Haiku consists of different components that are more or less useable as replacements for the corresponding components in BeOS. If you want to try out the available parts of Haiku, you should install R5, then start experimenting with Haiku components.
The easiest way to get going is probably to download:
There’s also a bootable floppy, but AFAIK this is only useful for trying out the Haiku kernel running a text mode environment.
Axeld and others are currently hard at work on getting Haiku booting from HD.
I’m sure it’ll be a nice christmas present for all 8)