Learn more here, we shall!
Revisit the past: for then…
Memory is alive
Want to learn more about Be/Haiku than what’s here? Check out the links on this page!
Listed on this page are various links to areas where BeOS and Haiku have been discussed around the Web. Links to eBooks, videos, articles, reviews, and more about your favorite operating system(s) are listed below!
If, for whatever reason, the links below do not work, please try using the Internet Archive to view the original link. If you’re looking for system image downloads, go to the OS Library page instead. If you’re looking for Be/Haiku software, please go to the Repos page.
New to Be/Haiku?
Of course, there’s several articles featured here about the BeOS, but to start with, here’s links to entries on Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia about BeOS and Haiku.
Also check the BeSly Knowledge Base for a whole range of tools and topics.
From there, please see the other links below to learn about the BeFS, history, and more!
Haiku on social media
Jon Yoder – “Learning to Program with Haiku” – https://books.google.com/books?id=adj0AQAAQBAJ
Dominic Ciampaolo – “Practical File System Design with the Be File System” PDF – http://www.nobius.org/~dbg/practical-file-system-design.pdf
Media, Videos, and Presentations
Please note: There’s more on the web!
While this page tries to find content from YouTube, etc. it’s not exhaustive by any means and a lot might not be here. To keep track of Haiku in the media, see this thread from the Haiku forum and this link by Mr. Waddlesplash.
The Lunduke Show (Brian Lunduke). Haiku OS Beta – Visual Tour and Impressions
There was the “Cotton Squares” band, which was formed from people on the Be team. More info about them can be found on the Haiku forum here:
To listen to and/or download the tunes, a Dropbox link is available from the linked post. There’s also several YouTube videos that have Virtual (Void), It’s the OS, and other songs by the Cotton Squares as well.
Of course, there’s articles which have plenty of screenshots here, but for more, here’s more links.
Haiku has a screenshot tour that you can view here. And several reviews around the Web have screenshots as well.
Videos (Haiku OS)
“Haiku”, Linux.conf.au 2011 (Brisbane, Australia), YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4aE6pJzZzU
“Haiku Review”, Jupiter Brodcasting, Linux Action Show (LAS), Season 17 Ep. 5, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH9zKC_6C1c
StorsterTH, “Haiku OS R1/Alpha4 Review”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHKUN3YgQf4
ExplainingComputers, “Haiku Alternative Operating System”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQyMS5q5H5s
Manolo Daza, “Haiku OS – An Inside Look”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSe9oOOTEJA
Pacbilly, “My Increasingly Delirious Look at Haiku OS”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV8AIZvlW_c
Linux & Projects, “Checking out Haiku R1 Beta 1”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7lpB4CNDhc
TheTechChannel2000, “Checking out Haiku OS”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8It2VSSzBA
“BeOS Demo Video”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsVydyC8ZGQ
TJFerreira, “BeBox Dual 133MHz PPC 603e Booting November 2013 BeOS R5.0.3”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFbKD1qx8Jc
m4tt3m50n, “BeOS PowerPC overview”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQvhnVNcTWs
YouTube – “History of BeOS (1995)” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4A0Lc6DI7A
Tip: You can save old videos using youtube-dl in case they are ever deprecated or removed from the face of the Web.
Articles on BeOS
Scot Hacker – “BeOS – the 10,000 foot view” – http://www.birdhouse.org/beos/byte/29-10000ft/
ArsTechnica – “The BeOS file system: An OS Geek Retrospective” – http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2010/06/the-beos-filesystem/
Princeton – “BeOS” – https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/BeOS.html
Be United – “What is BeOS?” – http://www.beunited.org/
Wikipedia – “BeOS” article – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeOS
Wikipedia – “BeOS filesystem” article – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_File_System
Sound-on-Sound – “The BeOS Operating System: An Overview” – http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb00/articles/beos.htm
The Register – “BeOS: The Mac OS X might-have-been” – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/30/forgotten_tech_beos/
Scot Hacker, “Tales of a BeOS Refugee”, Birdhouse.org, December 2001 – https://birdhouse.org/beos/refugee/
Klint Finley, “This OS Almost Made Apple a Different Company”, WIRED, 29 May 2015 – https://www.wired.com/2015/05/os-almost-made-apple-entirely-different-company/
Discussion on Reddit of “This OS Almost Made Apple a Different Company”: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15164105
Chris Lozaga, “Why BeOS Lost”, Low End Mac, 3 April 2002, http://lowendmac.com/myturn/02/0403.html
Articles on Haiku
Victor Domingos, “Haiku R1/beta1 review – revisiting BeOS, 18 years after its latest official release”, The No Title Tech Blog, 17 October 2018, https://no-title.victordomingos.com/articles/2018/haiku_r1_beta1_review_revisiting_beos/index.html
IEEE Spectrum – “The Dawn of Haiku OS: How a volunteer crew brought a crack operating system back” – http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/the-dawn-of-haiku-os
SysMagazine – “Dawn of Haiku OS” – http://sysmagazine.com/posts/143176/
Tune Tracker Systems – Discover Haiku – http://www.tunetrackersystems.com/discoverhaiku.html
OSNews – “A Programmer’s Introduction to the Haiku OS” – http://www.osnews.com/story/24945/A_Programmer_s_Introduction_to_the_Haiku_OS
Haiku OS Development – http://development.pistooli.com/
HaikuOS on Tumblr – http://haikuos.tumblr.com/
Wikipedia – “Haiku (OS)” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_%28operating_system%29
Haiku Tips – http://haiku.tips/
The Haiku/BeOS Tips Server – http://betips.net/
Reviews and blog posts
Egon Rath – “Haiku OS – Gobe Productive” – http://www.matrix44.net/blog/?p=1674
Leah Hanson – “Falling for Haiku OS” – http://blog.leahhanson.us/falling-for-haiku-os.html
Alain Spineux – “Haiku OS” – http://blog.magiksys.net/try-the-haiku-operating-system
Dedoimedo – “Haiku – Open-source recreation of BeOS” – http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/haiku.html
Dedoimedo – “Haiku Alpha 4 – So what’s next?” – http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/haiku-alpha-4.html
Nuxified – “Haiku OS Alpha 1 Screenshots” – http://www.nuxified.org/blog/haiku-os-alpha-1-screenshots
Ultra Random Thoughts – “Overview of Haiku OS Release 1 Alpha 4” – http://vazhavandan.blogspot.com/2012/11/overview-of-haiku-os-release-1-alpha-4.html
Nerds Central – “Haiku OS Alpha – Unboxing Review on VirtualBox” – http://nerds-central.blogspot.com/2012/04/haiku-os-alpha-unboxing-review-on.html