I have been reading about haiku, I haven't heard of this OS earlier... It seems it is a continuation of
BeOS where AROS is a continuation of AmigaOS/WorkBench(that ran on the amigas that could play street rod).
It also seems that some amiga users switched to using Haiku for a while.
Check this citation from: http://www.amiga.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-28816.html
Haiku is more or less BeOS continued. After Be Inc. ceized existing (bought by Palm) BeOS became Zeta/Yellowtab. In immediate reaction upon that a few people began developing OpenBeOS, which became Haiku, a (fully?) BeOS compatible OS.
Where AROS aims to be a next-gen AmigaOS (with some classic AmigaOS compatibility as a nice extra), Haiku aims to be BeOS continued (subtle difference, but hey :-))
I don't think AROS and Haiku will be direct competitors, since they aim at different usergroups. However, like AROS, Haiku is well worth while the look.
I have used the original BeOS on my PowerMac some 10 years ago and I really liked the Amiga feel it gave me. I guess Haiku does pretty much the same.
Heh, I just thought about making a multiple-OS machine out of my PC. Lose Windows (or just a small partition) and add AROS, Ubuntu, Haiku and maybe one or 2 more OSes. How's that for diversity? :-D
I also found out that Haiku needs a third party theme to look anything like AmigaOS/workbench:http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/system-files/desktop-themes/amiga-theme
This alone makes it as much of primary amiga os as CBM OS or even Linux itself.
I will not include Amithlon og AmigaXL in this comparision because all they do it start up directly in UAE on either Linux or QNX.
Granted that AROS began its life as something that needed to run on top of a linux, but it has been fully independent for a long time now (just like unix and linux is not the same OS).
I have been following the Amiga world since 1994, including amiga related operating systems as AROS since its release in 1997.
In conclusion... Haiku has never been and will never be either an amiga OS or a semi known OS.
Is it possible to set ones local time like in the previous sr3 forum?
My local time is currently actually 10 pm.