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 Linux Mint, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Haiku are Debian (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

    1. Semplice Linux is a simple, fast and lightweight distribution based on Debian's unstable branch. It includes a small collection of up-to-date applications running on top of the Openbox window manager.
    2. The OpenMandriva distribution is a full-featured Linux desktop and server, sponsored by the OpenMandriva Association, and is based on ROSA, a Russian Linux distribution project which forked Mandriva Linux in 2012.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Dynebolic, a GNU/Linux distribution with special emphasis on audio and video editing.
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    3. SolydX and SolydK are Debian based distributions with the Xfce and KDE Plasma desktop. SolydXK aims to be simple to use, providing an environment that is both stable and secure.
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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Mandriva Linux
      ROSA Linux is a Linux operating system and distribution, developed by Russian company LLC NTC IT ROSA. It is available in three different editions: ROSA Desktop Fresh, ROSA Enterprise Desktop and ROSA Enterprise Linux Server.


    4. Tanglu is a Debian-based Linux distribution which aims to provide the best desktop experience for regular users and enthusiasts.
    5. openmamba GNU/Linux is a ready-to-use operating system for netbooks, notebooks, desktop and server personal computers.
    6. A better experience, on the computer you already own.
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    7. Store and share links to docs, files, or literally anything useful. Connect favorite tools for more opportunities. Share and work exclusively with teammates by creating private space or with the whole world with public ones.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      MidnightBSD is a new BSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. It includes all the software you'd expect for your daily tasks — email, web browsing, word processing, gaming, and much more.
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