@elb Well, for the most part it can, but I'm not sure how many filesystems now. Back then, all we had to contend with was FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HFS, and HFS+. Now, with all the BSD and Linux filesystems available, it's possible that Haiku can read a few of those. I haven't tested extensively though.
@claudiom The big ones back then (late 90s/early 2000s) were that it could read _both_ HFS+ _and_ NTFS -- most systems couldn't (gracefully) handle both. For example, Macs just plain couldn't deal with NTFS, Windows just plain couldn't deal with ext2 _or_ HFS+, and Linux support for both NTFS and HFS+ was really only happy read-only. Be OS just mounted all three (as well as BeFS, which I think Linux did support, but nobody else?) and kept on rocking.
@elb I remember those days well. First time I ran BeOS was version 5 Personal Edition on a Toshiba laptop. I have BeOS R5.0.3 Pro Edition on my StarMax 4000 with a PowerPC 604e. I just wish I could find working software for it.
@claudiom I have a boxed copy of "The Be OS" (as the documentation says) R4.5 for x86 in my basement, I currently have it running on a PII/350 (I think, maybe PIII/500?) dual slot 1 machine.
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