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Add warning to use the nightly builds and not the alpha.

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 Nightly Images rather than the alpha 4 stable release. Alpha 4 works for this task, but it is quite old and you will need a nightly to complete other tasks anyway.

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 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 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.
  8. Open AboutHaiku from the leaf menu position is such that we can view the info on the left hand side, including the Version info, Kernal build date, and the Time Running.

Arrange items 1-8 so that all are visible and take a screenshot from within Haiku and submit that as your work for this task. Your name in StyledEdit must be visible, so we can make sure the screenshot is yours.

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.