Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

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Is HaikuOS stable enough for everyday use yet?

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 ...
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How to get something to start on next startup only one time in Haiku

I want to make something start up after the next reboot, but only once, and not after any other reboot. Just like your first boot of a Haiku image off a USB stick runs the Installer, and whether you ...
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accessing Gmail on Haiku alpha builds

I use the MDR in BeOS R5 to send/receive through Gmail no problem, but on Haiku it says, "No reply." Is it because there are no SSL options in the e-mail prefs under Haiku? How do I enable them?
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Haiku - change username from 'user' to something else?

Is it possible to change the default username in Haiku from user to something else? When setting-up pre-shared keys between my Haiku workstation and remote devices, it would be nice to be able to ...
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I installed Haiku on my Windows 7 machine. How do I create a boot menu?

I just installed Haiku on my Windows 7 laptop, and I don't know how to create a boot menu. I had BeOS running a few years ago, and that came with one built-in. I know my way around computers enough to ...
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Scheduled tasks / cron on Haiku?

It doesn't seem to be called cron on Haiku and I don't see anything in Preferences or Applications as of the latest nightly. (Where) is this functionality in Haiku / what is it called? (I also ...
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Opening a Terminal for the current bash script, if it wasn't started in one

How can I get a script to re-launch itself in a Terminal window if it wasn't started in one? Based on this question, I've tried, in a file called testterm marked executable: #! /bin/sh if [ -t 0 ]; ...
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How-to: reset window “tab” in Haiku?

I have been running Haiku in various environments now for several months, but have run across an interesting issue: WebPositive (the browser that ships with Haiku) has lost its yellow tab at the top ...
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Unattended installation of a .pkg file in Haiku

Is there a way to do this from the command-line, additionally being able to specify the destination partition? I tried to create an empty partition, and install the package onto that, so I could just ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Linux partitions

I just did this: made an Intel Extended partition covering the whole HD using Haiku Alpha 4.1's DriveSetup made several BeOS partitions deleted the first one installed Haiku onto one of the other ...
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Can't seem to connect to Win 7 share with smbclient 3.5.5 on Haiku

I did the registry mods mentioned here but cannot seem to connect. I say seem to, because there's no error message. smbclient \\\\WIN7MACHINE\\ -U myusername smbclient \\\\WIN7MACHINE\\ -U% ...
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Formatting or initializing a partition from the command-line in Haiku

I'm making a script and I want to take an existing partition and clear it quickly. Rather than using rm I thought there might be a command-line way of formatting or initializing a partition, but I ...
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What's the syntax to open a Tracker window from the command line in Haiku?

I've tried these: Tracker /path Tracker /path/ /path /path/ ...but no dice (the former two open Tracker's preferences window and the latter complain that /path is a directory.) What should I do? ...
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Which version of Haiku do I need to run Gnash?

I'm confused by the gcc2/gcc4 and hybrid thing again. Which nightly would I download before installing all the packages required by Gnash if I wanted to use dabbleboard.com or YouTube?
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Opening a Terminal window with the current directory set to a specific directory

I want to set up a keyboard shortcut in Shortcuts that opens a Terminal window already cd'd to the desktop. I've tried Terminal ~/Desktop Terminal cd ~/Desktop But these don't work. Terminal ...
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CD- and USB-less install of Linux Mint 14…from Haiku and/or BeOS

I have a system that boots BeOS and Haiku nightly, and has a spare partition which I used to have PC-BSD booting on. (I use Haiku's BootManager on .../master/raw.) I want to try Linux Mint 14, but I ...