Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
I checked Haiku out and took a good look at it. Frankly, I don't see the point. You run the same applications on it that you do on Linux (if they run.) Other than that, it has no way of installing software correctly; no installer architecture and no package manager and it's single user. Something you unzip will stay there and you have to hunt down the files as you did in the MS-DOS days.
Unzip and run most programs for Haiku. Little real need for a package manager actually. You obviously didn't try very hard.

There's a start menu of sorts, something that looks like a task manager and weird window decorations that make using the computer very difficult (maximizing, minimizing, resizing, etc.) A bit brain damaged design. But that's just a window manager anyway, no reason to switch OS for that.
Its not built on top of linux, its a true hybrid micro kernel. Its not a windows manager on top of a linux kernel. It is its own animal.

maximizing resizing is very simple.

I don't see the point. I think people using Haiku are in the same group of people who still use Amigas and Atari STs: nostalgics. I suppose for some it's cool to install something on a PC today that is a clone of BeOS. But other than that, it's just pointless.

Yeah and here it is being developed anyways. At least users are willing to pay coders.