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I was always a fan of BeOS and I have been watching HaikuOS for a while now. I would like to try it out, but if there is still problems with wireless drivers/configuration etc. then it would still be too immature for me.

Can it be used as a main OS for everyday web browsing etc yet?

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It's not really ready for use as a primary OS by the general public although it's already quite stable so if you're feeling adventurous and are knowledgeable about the environment you could. They still haven't announced a firm date for R1 but rumor has it it's fast approaching.

You've probably seen this but in case you haven't here's what they say:

We do not have a firm release date [for R1] . Haiku development is advancing steadily, and when a stage is reached where the development team feels confident about setting a target release date, an official announcement to that effect will be made

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please quote and cite quotations with links/sources. Thanks. – Sathya May 9 '11 at 14:02
My apologies, Sathya. Thank you Svish. – Blomkvist May 9 '11 at 15:07
btw, it's Sathya :p – Sathya May 9 '11 at 15:08

It's probably stable enough for a personal machine. I'd still take the usual precaution of backing up critical data.

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