What is BeOS?
BeOS was a proprietary (not open source) OS.
BeOS is very similar to
although it is not a clone or
related distribution. Nowadays you can run Haiku, which is covered on this page.
Haiku was originally released as OpenBeOS. This OS uses the
System (BFS) that
works as a metadata database running on
400 MHz microprocessor, 128 MB of RAM and
700 MB of HDD
I have found it interesting that Haiku is partially POSIX-complaint and
even included the Bash shell.
The only problem that I have encountered has been installing new applications. The repositories that Haiku lists in its website are either not
responsive or no longer live. Its package manager (Haiku Depot) is
missing from R1/Alpha 4.1 its stable version
released four years ago.
Note that I have
only been able to install Haiku on a VDI, not as a sole OS on a HDD or partition
using its .ISO image.
Like most operating
systems, the installation is handled by a live disk. The
process is straight forward. It loads all necessary drivers
including the 802.11 adapter
and there is barely any configuration needed.
Although Haiku recommends running its nightly
builds, I have
found them buggy
especially when running the default web browser
which did not let me log in to my Google account.
On a side note, I never stop thinking and
processing information all
around me. As such, one of the
subjects that attracts me most (aside from technology and music) is human behavior,
not limited to psychology and ethos of the individual and masses. Hence
I usually read, study and
write essays of my own. From
all possible authors in this field, some of my favorites are (in order of
Levinas and Kant. As such, I have published two science fiction
books, in which I include my opinion on religion, sociology, psychology, politics, manipulation of
the masses, media, science and various technologies.
In Under the Thelian Sky, mankind did not
originate on Earth, but rather on Mars. When Mars could no longer sustain life, mankind
had to escape and colonized Earth. Many years later, a study was
written about the survival of mankind in Mars and its struggle in Earth led by Doctor Ajidan
Edejem. We proved to be a species that has survived
wars, slavery and other forms of abuse. All the while, the
government controlled by "them" wants to keep
everything quiet and even kill him for telling others about
the unavoidable doom. Years before the extinction of life
in Mars, the Thelian
society was perfect, yet corrupted. Life was easy, yet
difficult if you were different. For every good person,
like Ahila Keinj who found peace in The
Faith, there were many willing to destroy it all for
gain while "they" controlled the fate of many. At
the end, an outsider simply known as Operative Logger
9C56 tries to fight "them" and stop
"their" manipulation of history and mankind.
You can get Under the Thelian Sky
exclusively at Amazon available on print (ISBN
9781494232283) and e-book (ASIN B00GTQBY04).
In The Daydreamer, Robert James is a normal New
Yorker who wakes up one morning unsure what had happened in
his life. He is accused of killing the woman he has always
loved, but he remembers three possible realities. Which
reality could be true? Has he dreamed these realities, seen
this events or taken part of these strange acts? Is he a
killer or is he being framed? Perhaps he knows the killer
better than anyone else without realizing it.