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Bep file project

by @ Saturday, January 19th, 2013. Filed under General News

As I hinted in a few places over the past week, I’m looking to start a project to get as many of the open source programs/libraries that are up on Haikuware (and elsewhere) to have a matching .bep file for them on Haikuports. This is a big project, but can be done faster if more […]

Haiku R1Alpha4.1

by @ Saturday, January 12th, 2013. Filed under General News

Haiku recently released there 4th Alpha on the road to R1, this one was Haiku R1Alpha4, quickly followed up a couple days later by 4.1 to fix a couple issues that affected some users. This latest release has proven to be quite stable and is getting decent reviews in the press. So if it’s been […]

Haiku getting ready for Alpha3

by @ Monday, January 31st, 2011. Filed under General News

There is talk again on the haiku-dev mailing list about a possible Alpha3 release soon. Things we can expect to see in the upcoming release are some of the things that were worked on by Google Code In students, such as better support for more languages, a couple new screensavers, improved (optional) SDL libraries, etc. […]

The Right Time For Tablets?

by @ Wednesday, January 27th, 2010. Filed under General News

Apple obviously knows how to generate a lot of buzz. This time everyone believes it will be a tablet type device and Apple unveils. Companies have tried tablets before. Heck there was a sweet tablet that ran BeIA 10 years ago. Have times or technology changed to make tablets more viable? Does Apple have the […]

Expired – Renewed

by @ Tuesday, December 15th, 2009. Filed under General News

Sorry about the outage the past few days… the domain expired and I was out of town on business and unable to do anything about it until my return. As promised when people donated, we were good for 3 years, and 2 of those remain. I had forgotten to renew the domain name for the […]

What Happened at BeGeistert 2009?

by @ Friday, October 30th, 2009. Filed under General News

You know you want to know and MMU_Man did an excellent write up of the event.  Head over to here to read all about it and plan to get out to the next BeGeistert in the Spring of 2010.

Welcome 2009!

by @ Wednesday, January 7th, 2009. Filed under General News

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! and apologize for the little hiccup in our service.  No, we are not ready to close up shop and we won’t be for quite a while… the last user has not left!

Another Web Browser for Haiku

by @ Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Filed under General News

Choice is always a good thing. Soon, Haiku users will have at least two solid choices for web browsing. ICO was informed that there is a BeOS/Haiku port of NetSurf in the works. According to their site, “NetSurf is a free, open source web browser. It is written in C and released under the GNU […]

Getting the Java On Haiku Wheels Rolling

by @ Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008. Filed under General News

Bryan Varner, the Java for Haiku Team leader has posted his first blog entry on the Haiku-OS website that lays down the foundation for getting Java on Haiku.  This is a fantastic initiative and we suggest that any developers who haven’t contributed to Haiku yet, please take the time to go over this project and […]

GoBe Is Back… And Maybe BeOS As Well?

by @ Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008. Filed under General News

Daat from is reporting that GoBe is back and trying to produce productivity software that will compete with M$ Office on Windows, MacOS and Linux.  This article talks about the comeback of GoBe but there is also an interesting part that claims “Blue Lotus is already planning for its next foray and is negotiating […]

Happy New Year!

by @ Thursday, January 3rd, 2008. Filed under General News

It is a couple of days late but the sentiment still comes from the heart!  May this year bring positive change for you and yours as well as our beloved OS!  Good luck and best wishes!!!

Haiku Nightly builds have a new home

by @ Friday, December 21st, 2007. Filed under General News

For those of you that like to grab a nightly build of Haiku and run it at hardware or in a virtual machine, you will now need to get your builds from their new home at  According this post about a month ago, Jonathon Freeman will no longer be able to maintain and […]

A Better User Interface For Haiku

by @ Wednesday, June 13th, 2007. Filed under General News

Darkwyrm hits the nail on the head when he says that “Many people don’t even know — or care — what an operating system is.”  His point is that most users only see the interface layer of the machine they are working on and they want it to be easy to use and just work.  With […]

USB for Haiku, R5 and BONE

by @ Wednesday, April 25th, 2007. Filed under General News

Michael Lotz has made great progress on the Haiku USB stack over the last 12 months and describes how you can benefit from the fruits of his labors on several flavors of our beloved OS. Most of the information get pretty technical but shouldn’t be too advanced for many of the current users in the […]

New Haiku Icons

by @ Wednesday, April 18th, 2007. Filed under General News

This is why I love this community so much!  There is great creativity and we don’t try to block it or slow it down or stifle it.  Check out his great new set of icons for Haiku over at ICO.  All I can say is “Wow!” what a great job.  Those are truly poetry in […]

Max V4 in Beta

by @ Wednesday, March 21st, 2007. Filed under General News

BeOS 5 PE Max Edition Version 4 Beta 1 is on the streets… you can see the development log here, as well as download it from here. I’m getting a whopping 4K/sec right now, so the word is out that it’s out. I’ve shot Vasper an email to ask to temporarily mirror it here at […]

Enjoy the Holidays!

by @ Saturday, December 30th, 2006. Filed under General News

Just a quick note to remind everyone to enjoy the holidays responsibly.  We are a small community and don’t need it getting any smaller because of “too much” fun.  Enjoy and take care, see you next year!

Flash for Haiku!

by @ Thursday, November 30th, 2006. Filed under General News has the complete scoop but the jist of it is that Michael Lotz has been putting some work into porting Gnash (an open source Flash player) to Haiku.  Specifics and screenshots can all be found here.  Enjoy!

New Haiku distributed computing website online

by @ Saturday, April 15th, 2006. Filed under General News is missing in action so has stepped in to help out.  It appears to have links to all of TeamHaiku webpages for each of the distributed computing projects that TeamHaiku is participating in as well as a link to the distributed computing section of the Haiku-OS forums.  Are you helping TeamHaiku out?  If […] How about a magazine?

by @ Monday, December 19th, 2005. Filed under General News

Vasper from has offered to lead a new BeOS/ZETA/Haiku related magazine. If anyone is interested in contributing with articles, stories, ads, announcements and interviews, you can contact Vasper here. Looks like the name of the magazine will be “Besides magazine”. You can view a picture of the initial logo here.

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