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DistroWatch.com: Haiku

Haiku

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:10 UTC


Haiku is an open-source operating system, currently in development, that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the Be Operating System (BeOS), Haiku aims to become a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels. The key highlights that distinguish Haiku from other operating systems include: specific focus on personal computing, custom kernel designed for responsiveness, fully threaded design for great efficiency with multi-processor/core CPUs, rich object-oriented API for faster development, database-like file system (BFS) with support for indexed metadata, and unified, cohesive interface.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 152 (58), 6 months: 146 (60), 3 months: 159 (45), 4 weeks: 149 (44), 1 week: 148 (40)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 2 review(s).


Haiku Summary
Distribution Haiku
Home Page http://haiku-os.org/
Mailing Lists http://haiku-os.org/community/ml
User Forums http://haiku-os.org/forum
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://haiku-os.org/documents
Screenshots http://haiku-os.org/gallery?albumid=5167080228181734945
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://haiku-os.org/get-haiku
Bug Tracker http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki
Related Websites Discover HaikuHaiku/BeOS Tip ServerWikipediaHaiku Germany
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2012-11-13: Development Release: Haiku 1 Alpha 4
 • More Haiku releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-05-10 Haiku's Summer of Code projects
 •2017-05-01 Haiku's improvements
 •2017-02-28 Haiku monthly update
 •2016-11-30 Haiku getting EFI support
 • More Haiku headlines...

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Feature R1-alpha4
Release Date 2012-11-12
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 244-244MB
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Haiku
Package Management ZIP
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i586
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems BFS
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support ja, zh_CN
Full Package List  
Package R1-alpha4
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) --
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.0
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (60.0.3112.101) --
cups (2.2.4) --
dhcp (4.3.6) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) --
firefox (55.0.2) --
freetype (2.8) --
gcc (7.2.0) 2.95.3
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.26) --
gnome-shell (3.24.3) --
gnucash (2.6.17) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) --
gtk+ (3.22.19) --
httpd (2.4.27) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.0) --
kmod (24) --
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.0) --
linux (4.12.8) --
Package R1-alpha4
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.8) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.1.7) --
mysql (5.7.19) --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) --
NVIDIA (384.69) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u144) --
openssh (7.5p1) 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.0j
perl (5.26.0) 5.10.1
php (7.1.8) --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) --
postfix (3.2.2) --
postgresql (9.6.4) --
Python (3.6.2) 2.6.8
qt (5.9.1) --
samba (4.6.7) --
systemd (234) --
thunderbird (52.3.0) --
vim (8.0) --
vlc (2.2.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) --

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Haiku

Average rating
9.0
from 2 review(s)



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Version: R1-alpha4
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-02-27
Votes: 4


When beta version is out, they might be able to GO BEYOND BeOS


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Version: R1-alpha4
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-01-21
Votes: 3


I use haiku latest builds 32b and 64b. It needs more hardware compatibility and some office apps but its nearly there.
Still the best OS.
And i have seen a LOT.



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