NetPositive 2.2 under BeOS R5 showing Wikipedia (no CSS support)
2.2.2 / November 1, 2001
Error messages in Haiku
The browser's haiku error messages were noted among BeOS users, which led to the name of Haiku, an open-source BeOS clone. A late 1990s email joke which claimed that Microsoft was moving to Haiku error messages in Japanese versions of Windows was almost entirely made up of NetPositive error messages. For instance, a user might see the following error message if they try to access a website that is unavailable:
- Cables have been cut
- Southwest of Northeast somewhere
- We are not amused.
If the user tried unsuccessfully to authenticate against a website, they might see:
- Server's poor response
- Not quick enough for browser.
- Timed out, plum blossom.