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

    1. Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.
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    2. Deepin is a reinterpretation to creativity and individuality. It is not only a rebirth to the system appearance, but also a brand-new upgrade to the operating experience! All of this lets deepin become the best partner of your computer.


    3. MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.
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    4. More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.
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    6. Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...
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      • Self-Hosted
      NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management.
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    7. Fast and powerful operating system based on the latest technologies while offering highly productive desktop environment. We focus on security, reliability, long-term stability and conservative integration of verified new features.
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    8. A purely functional package manager and an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system developed by the GNU Project—which respects the freedom of computer users.
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    9. SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 40MB. The system is quick and responsive, clean and robust.
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