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Install and run Haiku

First off, go to this wiki page and learn what an operating system actually is. Follow the links under "Be Family" there to learn more about BeOS and Haiku. See also Haiku's About page.

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.

Show you're sucessfully running Haiku

Once you have Haiku running using one of the above methods, play around in Haiku and get familiar with it. 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 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, then stack the StyledEdit window on top of the WebPositive window, the tabs should now allow you to drag the stacked group around the desktop.
  4. Find a GCI logo on the internet and set it as background image of the Desktop and 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 backgrounds and move the Haiku image lower to the bottom center of the screen.
  5. Put the replicant of ActivityMonitor 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.

Arrange items 1-7 so that all are visible and take a screenshot from within Haiku and submit that as your work for this task.

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.