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    Working great in VirtualBox (as expected) after changing the network driver. Writing from Web+ including using KeePassXC to get my Lobsters password.

    The last time I used Haiku was pretty much exactly 4 years ago. According to my VM notes, I upgraded from nightly hrev47114 14/04/13 to hrev47788 14/09/01. If I recall, using the package system to do upgrades was somewhat new at that time and I was playing with it.

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      Congrats @waddlesplash on yall getting this far!

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        Hooray!

        Just today someone was looking for a file system that could store metadata and a tool to view it. I was reminded how amazing using BeOS was.

        Zeta was my daily driver until it was revealed to be a not quite legal continuation of BeOS. I switched to Haiku and kept it around for a while until it got outpaced by the progress of the web and I had to jump to a more mainstream OS.

        Haiku was already good when the alpha releases were coming out. Can’t wait to get the beta installed.

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          Zeta was my daily driver until it was revealed to be a not quite legal continuation of BeOS.

          I never understood how that happened. How did they get a hold of the source code to create Zeta? I thought Palm bought Be.

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            In the last days of Be’s existence, someone leaked a nearly-complete copy of the BeOS R5 source code to BeShare (which was one of the reasons the main server got shut down around the same time, IIRC.)

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              I’m not sure how what seemed like one guy developing Zeta got ahold of the source. It wasn’t until he sold it to a company that the rightful IP owners took notice.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnussoft_ZETA

              Rightful owners: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_(company)

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            Exciting! Will this boot from a USB drive on an Intel Mac, or does it need to be on a hard drive with reFIt etc?

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              It should work on either. However, I’ve heard reports that the XHCI drivers don’t work properly on recent Macs… so, your mileage may vary.

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                Great - I’m hoping to run it on a few-year-old MBA so should be cool. Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks!

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              wait, “proper” unique URL to use for this story

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                Eh, that’s really just the “RSS feeds click-through” post. The release notes are a better landing target.

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                  True, but it’s not really a permalink as more releases come in, is it?

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                    Right, I suppose that is true. It seems the news item has been merged into this story.