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. wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight .
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    2. Spatry's remix of Manjaro Linux! It comes with the XFCE desktop, lots of themes and a complete software set designed to give you an enjoyable user experience.
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    3. Calculate Linux is based on Gentoo that is well known for its stability and great performance on a broad range of hardware: from Pentium Pro to modern CPUs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Nix Package Manager
      • Docker
      MerOS is a user friendly, good looking, general purpose Nix based GNU/Linux distro. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers, a well-designed desktop environment and an uncommon Linux experience.
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    4. Voyager Live is an Xubuntu distribution and live DVD showcasing the Xfce desktop environment.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Obarun is a GNU/Linux operating system that relies on s6/66 init and service management suite. The goal of Obarun is to provide an alternative for people looking for more simplicity and transparency in maintaining their systems.
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    5. The CLIP OS project is an open source project maintained by the ANSSI (National Cybersecurity Agency of France) that aims to build a secure, multi-level operating system, based on the Linux kernel and a lot of free and open source software.
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    6. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
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    7. SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.
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