An operating system makes it possible to use other software on a computer to use. To make use of, for example, a word processor or a photo editor must first select the operating system to be started. From there, you can then click the program to open.
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux are the most commonly used operating systems. However, there is also another free alternative called Haiku.
Haiku is an open source operating system that specifically targets personal use.
The system is based on BeOS. The company that has BeOS-developed in 2001-acquired by Palm Inc. Initially, the project was developed under the name of OpenBeOS. In 2004 the project was renamed to Haiku.
Haiku is actively developed, the project has a total of 6 times (last in 2012) participated in the Google Summer of Code. However wrong the software is still in the alfafase.
Well-known applications that are already suitable made for Haiku are VLC Media Player, Opera and Firefox. The support for Apache OpenOffice being worked on.
Haiku has the following characteristics:
You can free download Haiku and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit, 86) from the official site.
Devices: Desktop PC, Laptop (ASUS, HP, DELL, Acer, Lenovo, MSI), Ultrabook
OS: Professional, Enterprise, Education, Home Edition, versions: 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809