Haiku: The Other FLOSS OS*
Looking for an alternative to Linux or the BSDs? Let me introduce you to Haiku, an open source clone of BeOS. We'll go through how to use it and how to contribute.
Tired of using an open source clone of an operating system from the late 70s? How about an open source clone of an operating system from the late 90s!
BeOS was a bright OS star in the era of Windows ME and the pre-OSX Mac operating systems. Designed from the ground up to be pervasively multithreaded, BeOS met with critical, if not commercial, success. A decade after Be, Inc closed its doors, Haiku is close to releasing its first major revision.
I’ll walk you through Haiku from a user perspective, and then from an architectural perspective. See what makes this OS tick, why it’s interesting, and how you can help the project out.