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 Operating System 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 Nov 8, 2021

    1. Qimo 4 Kids is a child-friendly desktop environment built entirely with free software. Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for kids and themed with large colorful icons to help young users navigate easily.

      Discontinued

      The project officially announced its retirement on January 30, 2016

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      online operating system.
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    2. Simple Linux (based on LFS).
    3. Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to utilize features from other, typically mutually exclusive distributions. Essentially, users can mix-and-match components as desired.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      An operating system designed with latest features and security for everyone who want to unleash their potential.
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    4. Hannah Montana Linux is a unix-like Linux Operating System based on Kubuntu. The Package Manager is Debian apt. The GUI is KDE 4.2 with Hannah Montana themes.

      Discontinued

      Has not been updated since about 2012 and is based on Kubuntu from 2009

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    5. miniBSD is a project to develop a set of scripts that shrinks a running FreeBSD system to a small sized miniBSD distribution suited for small media like USB pens and CF cards.
    6. eComStation is an operating system based on IBM OS/2 that runs on current hardware. A proven and easy to install OS/2 compatible operating environment. At any time you can have remote technical advice or on-site implementation support.
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    7. Vinux is a Ubuntu derived distribution optimised for the needs of blind and partially sighted users. By default Vinux provides two screen-readers, Braille display support and an extremely friendly community.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      BITS-PyOS means: - [B]IOS - [I]mplementation - [T]est - [S]uite-based - [P]ython - [O]perating - [S]ystem
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