Vincent Vermeulen wrote:But yeah, Haiku is shaping up nicely and worth a look
For a desktop OS, that would be my only other choice (speedy..)
--although it is less than likely that there might be native drivers for that OS, eg nvidia etc..
Yes, I like it as well, but its development is definitely taking some time, although they are on the right path
--just fix the package managers
In fact I do have it running on its own partition, and just like the original Beos, fast boot gets me a desktop ready to run..
Next step would be multi-user mode, now that may take some time, even if the underpinnings are there, and hopefully they don't get diverted to the any and all themes support that is endemic within the Linux, windows and OSX worlds for the fans of each..
--bebits is of course available, as well as haiku's own repository
You know what used to be big in Russia previously: Pick OS
--a quite interesting and useful DB based OS system.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick_operating_systemhttp://www.openafs.org/
--another system or system part (OS..) that I find interesting: async file system, heh isn't that what cloud computing sorta emulates these days ? (falls into the there is nothing new under the sun , category..)