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. Macpup is a minimalist desktop Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux . It uses Enlightenment as the default window manager and provides a user interface resembling that of Apple's macOS .

      Discontinued

      It isn’t updated since 2017, And it’s forum is an abandoned place.

    2. Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Darwin is the Open Source operating system from Apple that forms the basis for Mac OS X, and PureDarwin is a community project to make Darwin more usable (some people think of it as the informal successor to OpenDarwin.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware -like design concepts and includes the .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Cinux is a from scratch designed, built and packaged operating system. It runs on top of the Linux kernel providing a secure, intuitive and full of capabilities workspace. It's user will enjoy a whole new but, familiar desktop experience.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      Minoca OS is a general purpose operating system designed specifically for feature-rich embedded devices. It's got all the high-level functionality that you've come to expect from an operating system, but offers it in a fraction of the memory footprint.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The community-oriented Unity Linux is a minimalist distribution and live CD based on Mandriva Linux.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      eZeY (formerly Open Xange, before Xange and Vixta) is an easy-to-use, Fedora -based desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop.
    3. ULinux is based on openSUSE, and is a free linux distribution with the aim of combining the DIY-approach of Arch with the setup of Ubuntu.

      Discontinued

      We have discontinued our distribution as not many people are interested and we are not just creating U for the sake of making it.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Karoshi is a free and open source school server operating system based on Ubuntu.
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