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Haiku

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


Haiku is an open-source operating system, currently in development, that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the Be Operating System (BeOS), Haiku aims to become a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels. The key highlights that distinguish Haiku from other operating systems include: specific focus on personal computing, custom kernel designed for responsiveness, fully threaded design for great efficiency with multi-processor/core CPUs, rich object-oriented API for faster development, database-like file system (BFS) with support for indexed metadata, and unified, cohesive interface.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 82 (144), 6 months: 92 (132), 3 months: 82 (142), 4 weeks: 83 (148), 1 week: 58 (210)

Average visitor rating: 7.67/10 from 21 review(s).


Haiku Summary
Distribution Haiku
Home Page http://haiku-os.org/
Mailing Lists http://haiku-os.org/community/ml
User Forums http://haiku-os.org/forum
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://haiku-os.org/documents
Screenshots http://haiku-os.org/gallery?albumid=5167080228181734945
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://haiku-os.org/get-haiku
Bug Tracker http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2018-09-29: Development Release: Haiku R1 Beta 1
 • 2012-11-13: Development Release: Haiku R1 Alpha 4
 • More Haiku releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-10-07 Haiku improves ARM support
 •2019-08-05 Haiku improves performance
 •2019-03-04 Haiku interface improvements
 •2018-11-08 Some Haiku services off-line
 •2018-10-22 Haiku compatibility list
 •2018-08-20 Haiku nears first beta
 •2018-06-09 Haiku ports LibreOffice
 •2018-05-22 Haiku unifies ARM builds
 •2017-05-10 Haiku's Summer of Code projects
 •2017-05-01 Haiku's improvements
 • More Haiku headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature R1-beta1
Release Date 2018-09-28
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 800-1000
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Haiku
Package Management pkgman
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems BFS
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List r1-beta1

Full Package List:   Haiku r1-beta1
  Number of packages: 317 (download as TXT)
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  •  autoconf 2.69-8
  •  autoconf_source 2.69-8
  •  automake 1.16.1-1
  •  automake_source 1.16.1-1
  •  bash 4.4.023-1
  •  bash_source 4.4.023-1
  •  bc 1.07.1-2
  •  bc_source 1.07.1-2
  •  be_book 2008_10_26-2
  •  bepdf 2.1.0-3
  •  bepdf_source 2.1.0-3
  •  binutils 2.28.1_2017_08_05-2
  •  binutils_source 2.28.1_2017_08_05-2
  •  bison 3.0.5-1
  •  bison_source 3.0.5-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.6-8
  •  bzip2_devel 1.0.6-8
  •  bzip2_source 1.0.6-8
  •  ca_root_certificates 2018_06_20-1
  •  cdrtools 3.02~a09-1
  •  cdrtools_devel 3.02~a09-1
  •  cdrtools_source 3.02~a09-1
  •  coreutils 8.29-1
  •  coreutils_source 8.29-1
  •  ctags 5.8-5
  •  ctags_source 5.8-5
  •  curl 7.61.1-2
  •  curl_devel 7.61.1-2
  •  curl_source 7.61.1-2
  •  cvs 1.12.13.1-8
  •  cvs_source 1.12.13.1-8
  •  diffutils 3.6-1
  •  diffutils_source 3.6-1
  •  expat 2.2.6-1
  •  expat_devel 2.2.6-1
  •  expat_source 2.2.6-1
  •  ffmpeg 4.0.2-1
  •  ffmpeg_devel 4.0.2-1
  •  ffmpeg_source 4.0.2-1
  •  findutils 4.6.0-1
  •  findutils_source 4.6.0-1
  •  flex 2.6.4-1
  •  flex_source 2.6.4-1
  •  fluidlite 1.0.0-3
  •  fluidlite_devel 1.0.0-3
  •  fluidlite_source 1.0.0-3
  •  fontconfig 2.12.6-2
  •  fontconfig_devel 2.12.6-2
  •  fontconfig_source 2.12.6-2
  •  freetype 2.9-1
  •  freetype_devel 2.9-1
  •  freetype_source 2.9-1
  •  gawk 4.2.0-1
  •  gawk_source 4.2.0-1
  •  gcc 7.3.0_2018_05_01-3
  •  gcc_source 7.3.0_2018_05_01-3
  •  gcc_syslibs 7.3.0_2018_05_01-3
  •  gcc_syslibs_devel 7.3.0_2018_05_01-3
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  •  giflib 5.1.4-2
  •  giflib_devel 5.1.4-2
  •  giflib_source 5.1.4-2
  •  git 2.19.0-1
  •  git_arch 2.19.0-1
  •  git_cvs 2.19.0-1
  •  git_daemon 2.19.0-1
  •  git_email 2.19.0-1
  •  git_source 2.19.0-1
  •  git_svn 2.19.0-1
  •  glu 9.0.0-7
  •  glu_devel 9.0.0-7
  •  glu_source 9.0.0-7
  •  gmp 6.1.2-3
  •  gmp_source 6.1.2-3
  •  gnu_efi_kernel 3.0.8-1
  •  gnutls 3.6.3-1
  •  gnutls_source 3.6.3-1
  •  grep 3.1-1
  •  grep_source 3.1-1
  •  groff 1.22.3-1
  •  groff_source 1.22.3-1
  •  gutenprint 5.2.14-1
  •  gutenprint_devel 5.2.14-1
  •  gutenprint_source 5.2.14-1
  •  gzip 1.8-2
  •  gzip_source 1.8-2
  •  haiku r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_devel r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_loader r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haikuporter 1.2.2-2
  •  haiku_source r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_ca r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_de r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_en r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_es r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_fi r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_fr r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_hu r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_it r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_jp r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_pl r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_pt_br r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_pt_pt r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_ru r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_sk r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_sv_se r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_uk r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haiku_userguide_zh_cn r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  haikuwebkit 1.6.7-3
  •  haikuwebkit_devel 1.6.7-3
  •  haikuwebkit_source 1.6.7-3
  •  haiku_welcome r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  icu 57.1-3
  •  icu_devel 57.1-3
  •  icu_source 57.1-3
  •  ilmbase 2.2.1-2
  •  ilmbase_devel 2.2.1-2
  •  ilmbase_source 2.2.1-2
  •  jam 2.5_2012_10_12-5
  •  jam_source 2.5_2012_10_12-5
  •  jasper 2.0.14-1
  •  jasper1 1.900.5-2
  •  jasper1_source 1.900.5-2
  •  jasper_devel 2.0.14-1
  •  jasper_source 2.0.14-1
  •  jpeg 9c-2
  •  jpeg_devel 9c-2
  •  jpeg_source 9c-2
  •  keymapswitcher 1.2.7.11-4
  •  keymapswitcher_source 1.2.7.11-4
  •  lcms 2.9-2
  •  lcms_devel 2.9-2
  •  lcms_source 2.9-2
  •  less 538-1
  •  less_source 538-1
  •  libedit 20180525_3.1-1
  •  libedit_devel 20180525_3.1-1
  •  libedit_source 20180525_3.1-1
  •  libexecinfo 1.1-5
  •  libexecinfo_source 1.1-5
  •  libffi 3.2.1-4
  •  libffi_source 3.2.1-4
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.3-1
  •  libgcrypt_source 1.8.3-1
  •  libgpg_error 1.32-1
  •  libgpg_error_source 1.32-1
  •  libicns 0.8.1-8
  •  libicns_devel 0.8.1-8
  •  libicns_source 0.8.1-8
  •  libiconv 1.15-4
  •  libiconv_source 1.15-4
  •  libidn2 2.0.4-1
  •  libidn2_source 2.0.4-1
  •  libmodplug 0.8.9.0-1
  •  libmodplug_source 0.8.9.0-1
  •  libogg 1.3.3-2
  •  libogg_devel 1.3.3-2
  •  libogg_source 1.3.3-2
  •  libpcap 1.8.1-3
  •  libpcap_devel 1.8.1-3
  •  libpcap_source 1.8.1-3
  •  libpcre 8.42-1
  •  libpcre2 10.30-2
  •  libpcre2_source 10.30-2
  •  libpcre_source 8.42-1
  •  libpng16 1.6.35-1
  •  libpng16_devel 1.6.35-1
  •  libpng16_source 1.6.35-1
  •  libsolv 0.3.0_haiku_2014_12_22-3
  •  libsolv_devel 0.3.0_haiku_2014_12_22-3
  •  libsolv_source 0.3.0_haiku_2014_12_22-3
  •  libtasn1 4.13-1
  •  libtasn1_source 4.13-1
  •  libtheora 1.1.1-7
  •  libtheora_devel 1.1.1-7
  •  libtheora_source 1.1.1-7
  •  libtool 2.4.6-1
  •  libtool_source 2.4.6-1
  •  libunistring 0.9.10-1
  •  libunistring_source 0.9.10-1
  •  libvorbis 1.3.6-1
  •  libvorbis_devel 1.3.6-1
  •  libvorbis_source 1.3.6-1
  •  libvpx3 1.5.0-3
  •  libvpx3_devel 1.5.0-3
  •  libvpx3_source 1.5.0-3
  •  libwebp 1.0.0-1
  •  libwebp_devel 1.0.0-1
  •  libwebp_source 1.0.0-1
  •  libxml2 2.9.7-2
  •  libxml2_devel 2.9.7-2
  •  libxml2_source 2.9.7-2
  •  libxslt 1.1.32-1
  •  libxslt_source 1.1.32-1
  •  live555 2016.06.22-5
  •  live555_devel 2016.06.22-5
  •  live555_source 2016.06.22-5
  •  llvm 5.0.0-3
  •  llvm_libs 5.0.0-3
  •  llvm_source 5.0.0-3
  •  m4 1.4.18-3
  •  m4_source 1.4.18-3
  •  make 4.1-3
  •  makefile_engine r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
  •  make_source 4.1-3
  •  man 1.6g-6
  •  man_source 1.6g-6
  •  mercurial 3.2.1-5
  •  mercurial_source 3.2.1-5
  •  mesa 17.1.10-3
  •  mesa_devel 17.1.10-3
  •  mesa_source 17.1.10-3
  •  mesa_swpipe 17.1.10-3
  •  mkdepend 1.7-5
  •  mkdepend_source 1.7-5
  •  mpc 1.1.0-1
  •  mpc_source 1.1.0-1
  •  mpfr 3.1.6-3
  •  mpfr_source 3.1.6-3
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  •  nano_source 2.9.8-2
  •  nasm 2.12.02-1
  •  nasm_source 2.12.02-1
  •  ncurses6 6.1-1
  •  ncurses6_devel 6.1-1
  •  ncurses6_source 6.1-1
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  •  netcat_source 1.10-4
  •  nettle 3.4-1
  •  nettle_source 3.4-1
  •  nghttp2 1.33.0-1
  •  nghttp2_devel 1.33.0-1
  •  nghttp2_source 1.33.0-1
  •  noto 20170920-3
  •  noto_sans_cjk_jp 1.004-2
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  •  openexr_devel 2.2.1-2
  •  openexr_source 2.2.1-2
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  •  openjpeg_devel 2.3.0-1
  •  openjpeg_source 2.3.0-1
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  •  openssh_source 7.6p1-1
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  •  openssl_devel 1.0.2p-1
  •  openssl_source 1.0.2p-1
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  •  p7zip_source 9.20.1-7
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  •  patch_source 2.7.5-2
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  •  pdflib_source 5.0.3-3
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  •  pdfwriter_source 1.0-3
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  •  perl_source 5.26.1-2
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  •  pkgconfig_source 0.29.2-3
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  •  python_source 2.7.14-2
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  •  readline_source 7.0.3-2
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  •  tar_source 1.30-1
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  •  tcpdump_source 4.9.2-1
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  •  texinfo_source 6.5-1
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  •  timgmsoundfont fixed-5
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  •  unzip_source 6.0-5
  •  userland_fs r1~beta1_hrev52295_96-1
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  •  zlib_devel 1.2.11-3
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  •  zstd_bin 1.3.5-1
  •  zstd_devel 1.3.5-1
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Version: R1-beta1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-16
Votes: 1


A great desktop OS. It has Libreoffice, Python, development environments, gcc, a package manager, decent web browser (still needs work for a lot of Web 2.0+ apps). It boots quickly, apps are quick to launch. It's Unix-like heritage means porting apps isn't too hard. With Python, gcc, Java, and now NodeJS, porting more applications should be easier. Still has some issues with hardware, especially wireless.


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Version: R1-beta1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-14
Votes: 4


I'm an old time BeOS user, bacj then and enjoyed playing with Haiku. I wonder if it could become a phone OS now?


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Version: R1-beta1
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-18
Votes: 13


Too rudimentary for serious usage in 2019, but as a PROJECT rather than a PROJECT Haiku is incredibly impressive-- it's an OS truly designed from the ground up for graphical usage by humans. Additionally, it leapfrogs much of the pernicious technical debt that both *nix and Windows are subject to.

I just hope someone higher up is paying attention.


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