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Haiku Reviews

Haiku is an open source OS catered specifically to the needs of personal computing.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Haiku and what they use it for.
  • Eli5 How come LCARS never became a real operating system?
    I assume you know of - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Ask HN: What are great resources to catch up C++?
    I am in a similar position. I'm not using the very latest C++ features, but maybe this will be of use to you anyway? I decided to get started writing a native app for Haiku (, which you have to write in C++. So I loaded it up in a VM and started plugging away. I have always avoided CMake, but it's so popular these days that I decided to give in and get comfortable with it. Haiku is really... - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: What Linux Distro to Install?
    {Yes - I know what I'm about to post is NOT "Linux" ...but if you're wanting to learn something new and/or have some nostalgia for the late-90s/early-00s, read on} I absolutely LOVED BeOS back in the day Though I understand why Apple chose to buy NeXT instead of Be in the 90s, I wish they'd bought both - NeXT to get Steve Jobs and NeXT's way of managing apps (where they're all self-contained... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Does parallels or vmware or UTM allow running older versions of mac OS (like Mojave) on am M1 Mac?
    I agree with this. I can also recommend trying out Haiku OS x86 version with UTM emulation (choose between 32-bit or 64-bit OS version), because it requires very little system resources. Haiku is working on an ARM port, but it’s not ready for real-world usage yet. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • cd2netmd_gui v0.1.5 available for test.
    I'm a sysadmin rather than a dev, but I have been playing with porting your netmd library to Haiku (because I like retro operating systems as much as retro music formats!) and only found one reference to MingW preventing a build, and that can be safely commented-out on non-Windows. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Compiling a Compiler to WASM
    It goes even deeper! If you have a third-party OS, the potential for self-porting code may be too good to pass up! I've been trying to port Wasmer to Haiku for months and am stuck on the Region crate. If successful, WASI apps from the WebAssembly Package Manager would make a nice addition to a cross-architecture OS. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • So, you know... LINUX is obsolete [Linus flamefest Jan '92]
    To my knowledge it is, so is BeOS under new name of Haiku. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • progress update on Tenacity, the Audacity fork
    Apart from testing our builds against Arch Linux, we're also taking a look at whether we can also test against Alpine Linux and FreeBSDs. I'm also involved in Haiku ( a little bit, which supports Qt applications, so me and a couple of folks from there were wondering if we could also get our project to work there as well while we're at it and have a fancy, sparkling new build system while we're... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Alternatives to Windows?
    If usability is what you're looking for, your alternatives are MacOS, or some form of Linux. From my perspective, the Linux distro called ElementaryOS[1] is the best blend of beautiful out of the box, accessible and usable, and not littered with ads, spyware, or other user-hostile antifeatures. For other options, many many people do well with MacOS, and so it may be a fine choice. A higher end Chromebook running... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago

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