To the original question:
- I currently do not run Haiku, still running Linux here.
I used to run Haiku years ago in qemu (but now I can’t get it to work …)
I’d love to install Haiku on one of my computers though, “full-time”.
But I am waiting until there will be a stable release. It’s not that I don’t love
experimenting but I have gotten a LOT older and my real tinker-days are
mostly gone (I am not the youngest anymore so I need to make “good value”
out of my time).
Using Haiku years ago through qemu was a lot of fun, but I need something
“real”. It does not even have to be perfect - just does the most typical
software that you may use … a browser … perhaps a multimedia player…
a terminal … hmm. That’s it mostly for perhaps 80% … having ruby available
would also be nice.
Anyway, I’ll hope that the Haiku devs can squish any bugs and smoothen the
user experience, before I will do a hd-install on one of my “older” machines
(not that old … from 2015 … but you know how quickly the hardware area
Edit: That reminds me … about emulation versus the “real thing”.
I have nothing against emulation; I think emulation is GREAT. Dosbox and
wine and lots of things there … but at the end of the day, emulation is
like not the “real” thing. Like it is not the real life. I prefer things to run
on “real” hardware rather than in a safe, bootstrapped, locked down
environment. Linux works on real hardware and I have been using it
since almost 20 years. Am very happy with it too (that does not stop me
from trying out reactos or haiku though).