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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A little less than a year ago we reviewed Haiku Release 1 Alpha 1 and it was pretty damned impressive. With one glaring problem: No WiFi. Nearly a year later, we finally get our grubby little hands on Alpha 2… And what are we greeted with? Oh yes. Haiku now has Wireless networking support.
It may not be fully featured at this point (it has no WPA support for wireless networks), but the existence of this feature makes Haiku a viable way to power your laptops and netbooks.
Of course, the first thing I did was try to boot Haiku on my Asus Eee 900. And… it didn’t fully boot. This was, to say the least, disappointing.
After talking with other Haiku users, and asking around on the Haiku Forum, I came to the conclusion that my particular model wasn’t going to work currently. A bummer, but I can get over that.