Saturday, December 29, 2012


Besides Linux, BeOS was another operating system I fell in love quickly. OpenBeOS was the first open source project I joined way back. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to really contribute and it is still  one of my hopes that I could.

OpenBeOS has come a long way and also it's called Haiku now.

I grabbed the anyboot installer from Haiku's site and immediately proceeded to install on a virtual machine. Oh, the glory days of distro hopping. I have not read the installation guide yet but setup is straightforward, one just have to initialize the hard drive manually.

The installer seemed to hang though on getting to the restart, but everything was running very nicely after a manual restart. It might have something to do with using plain qemu instead of kvm. Using kvm provided a very noticeable boost.

It is very impressive so far.

Finally, I was looking for the old newsletters but took some time to locate copies. They're a good read, the developers were also quite the visionaries on their own right.

OpenBeOS Newsletters:

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Been mostly busy on projects the last months that I haven't got to play and write anything. Also been through with the church wedding this month.

Merry Christmas.

Had been able to clean up some stuff, like closing off of the minix experiment. Will be sifting through my old wordpress blogs and articles still relevant could end up here.

Oh, and noticed there's something wrong with the twitter update gadget.

Linux-0 #3: Minix Dead End

Using the last version on the Minix 1.x series proved to be dead end. Getting the old gcc to work needed patching the system with a set compatible only to 1.5.

Will figure out another way.