I have decided that I need a coding hobby. Also, I have aways been interested in operating systems - especially weird and esoteric ones. Heck, I even collect them.
To this end, I am beginning to learn how to code applications and modules for Haiku. Perhaps I might even fix a bug or two!
I discovered Haiku in 2004, when I was restoring an old laptop. The system had BeOS R5 on it, and I was immediately drawn to the speed, simplicity, and database-like file system. However, the publishers of BeOS R5 (Be, Inc.) had gone under about 4 years prior to my discovery. As I googled for modern options, I stumbled upon Haiku, and have followed it closely ever since.
Haiku is truly an amazing operating system, and is destined to become even better as time progresses. Binary compatible with the old R5 release, coupled with speed improvements for modern hardware (even an x64 port!), I believe that this system could be on every desktop. Someday. I can hope, right?