Install and run Haiku

First off, go to this wiki page and learn what an operating system actually is. Read the articles on the "Be Family" of operating systems, such as BeOS, ZETA and Haiku to learn more about the system. See also Haiku's About page.

Be sure to use the latest Haiku Nightly Image for this task

Now, pick one out of these three ways to run Haiku:

  • Run Haiku in a Hypervisor / Virtual Machine
    1. Read the Virtualizing Haiku page and take a screenshot of the text at the top of the page.
    2. Pick a hypervisor from the list on the same page. If you are using Windows you should use VirtualBox, VMWare or Hyper-V as they will be the easiest.
    3. Open the guide for the hypervisor that you picked and follow the guide until you are running Haiku inside the hypervisor. Note: Be sure to give it at least 16GB of HDD space, and 1.5GB or more of ram if you can. This will help in future Haiku tasks should you chose to work on more after this one.

If you have trouble getting the network to run in your VM


Show you're successfully running Haiku

Once you have Haiku running using one of the above methods, play around in Haiku and get familiar with it.

  1. In DeskBar leaf menu, find and open the HaikuDepot application. Use it to install "QuickTour". It'll place an icon on the Desktop that you can doubleclick to show you some of Haiku's most important features.

We want you to spend a little time in Haiku and explore it a bit, and then complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Google Code-In website with WebPositive.
    • Note, if network isn't working for you, you can just leave this on the default page
  2. Open StyledEdit and write your Google Code-In username (DO NOT PUT IN YOUR REAL NAME).
    • In the open window, change the font size so your username is bigger, and change the color and font as you wish.
  3. Read the UserGuide to learn about stack and tile feature
    • Stack or tile the StyledEdit window with the WebPositive window, the tabs should now allow you to drag the window group around the desktop.
  4. Find a "Google Code-In" logo on the internet and set it as background image of the Desktop. Place it in the lower center of your desktop so that it shows under the stacked windows.
    • Note, if network isn't working, just open the Backgrounds prefs and move the Haiku image lower to the bottom center of the screen.
  5. Put the replicant of ActivityMonitor in a lower corner of the Desktop.
  6. Open the Workspaces applet and configure the arrangement to 2 rows, by 4 columns. Put the replicant of Workspaces in the other lower corner of the Desktop.
  7. Increase the icon size of the Desktop and the Deskbar.
  8. Open AboutHaiku from the leaf menu. Position it so that we can view the info on the left hand side, including the Version info, Kernel build date, and the Time Running.
  9. From the leaf menu, locate HaikuDepot, the find the "WordClock" application and install it. Change font and font size and then install it as a replicant on your desktop.

Arrange items 1-9 so that all are visible and take a screenshot from within Haiku and submit that as your work for this task. Your Google Code-In "username" in StyledEdit must be visible, so we can make sure the screenshot is yours.

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