Haiku Alternatives

    Haiku is described as 'open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Haiku for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Haiku are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source) and Fedora (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Lunar Linux is a revolutionary Linux distribution in that it is not binary based, as are most distributions, but is instead built entirely by compiling source code, using your own custom optimizations. It installs a complete bootstrap development system first.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed, anyway last version, 1.7.0, was released in October 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    1. CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian’s non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the .
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    2. Pisi Linux; which includes the PiSi package management system, it is an end-user oriented GNU / Linux distribution that aims to provide computer users with great ease of installation, configuration and use and to meet their main desktop needs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      Desktop system for creators with focus on simplicity, elegance, and usability. Based on FreeBSD. Less, but better! A system for "mere mortals", welcoming to switchers from the Mac. With the latest technologies underneath.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD.
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    3. ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based, APT-managed operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus package repository branches. ALT Linux Rescue is, well, the disaster recovery tool.
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    4. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE.
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      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      FuryBSD is a brand new, open source FreeBSD desktop. FuryBSD pays homage to desktop BSD projects of the past like PC-BSD and TrueOS with its graphical interface and adds additional tools like a live, hybrid USB / DVD image.

      Discontinued

      From FuryBSD official website (https://www.furybsd.org/): "Thank you for your interest in FuryBSD. This project has been discontinued. Plans to publish Q4 2020 images have been cancelled."

      And their official GitHub repo (https://github.com/furybsd) GitHub repository has been flagged as "archived".

    5. A Fast, friendly, open-source operating system, for newbies, geeks & DIY enthusiasts. Always Free Archcraft is & will always be free to download & use. No license purchases, No hidden fees.
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    6. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, BlackBerry QNX has provided foundational software for many of the world’s mission-critical embedded systems since 1982.
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