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.
NB:- Latest stable version of the software will be delivered.
Alexander von Gluck IV has announced the availability of the fourth alpha release of Haiku 1, an open-source operating system that targets personal computing, inspired by BeOS: "The Haiku project is excited to announce the availability of our fourth official alpha release. A year and four months have passed since the alpha 3 and the Haiku project has been busy. The main purpose of this release is to provide interested third-party developers with a stable version for testing and development. To aid with that, Haiku includes a rich set of development tools. This release features many improvements across the board, including: over 1,000 bugs have been fixed since the alpha 3 release; new native debugger application; BFS is more robust; improved NTFS support; better Blu-ray disc support; Improved USB OHCI Drivers and CPU identification....".