Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing.

Haiku Slideshow

2019-05-08Haiku Slideshow

lcome to our screenshot tour of the system. Click on the preview images to open the fullsize version (1152 x 720 pixel).

  • Screenshot of Boot Loader

  • After Haiku is installed on your hard disk, it boots up in only a few seconds. LiveCDs and USB sticks take a bit longer..

  • Screenshot of ReadOnlyBootPrompt

  • When booting from CD you first choose a language and keymap, then decide to either install Haiku to a partition or try it out in live mode.

  • Screenshot of Installer

  • Setting up a partition and the installation to harddisk or USB drive is quick and painless.

  • Screenshot of Deskbar

  • The Deskbar is Haiku's version of Window's Taskbar. By default at the top right, you can move it to any corner or as a bar along the top or bottom of the screen.

  • Screenshot of Locale

  • Haiku is multi-lingual, its interface has been translated to over 25 languages.

    Further reading:

  • Screenshot of vector icons

  • Haiku's vector icons scale beautifully

  • Screenshot of overview of apps and prefs

  • Haiku offers a slew of basic applications for your everyday needs and a few preference panels to set up your system.

  • StyledEdit, DeskCalc, DiskUsage, Terminal

  • "A simple text editor, calculator, disk space monitor, un-archiver and Haiku's bash shell."

  • Screenshot of Installer

  • Online with WebPositive. Like many modern browsers it uses the multi-platform WebKit.

  • Screenshot of Deskbar

  • Stay in touch via email and IRC.

  • Screenshot of Locale

  • Haiku provides a rich environment for audio and video.

  • Screenshot of vector icons

  • Haiku's philosophy: sane defaults...

  • Screenshot of vector icons

  • ...and easy configuration where necessary.

  • Screenshot of Replicants

  • From some applets "Replicants" can be dragged out by their little red handle to live on, embedded in the Desktop.

  • Screenshot of cluttered windows

  • Many open windows tend to clutter the desktop...

  • Screenshot of stacking windows

  • ...but windows can be stacked by their yellow tabs and are then resized and moved together...

  • Screenshot of tiling windows

  • ...or tiled, i.e. glued together at the border, and then also resized and moved as one.

  • Screenshot of workspaces

  • Spread out your work over up to 32 virtual workspaces, each may have a different background color or image and even screen resolution.

  • Screenshot of drill-down

  • Drilling down the file system hierarchy via context menus can be a quick alternative to digging through window after window.

  • Screenshot of Person and email attibutes

  • Meta-data, so called "attributes", are used pervasively around the system.
    For contacts and emails

  • Screenshot of MP3 attributes

  • ...for managing your media library...

    Further reading: MediaPlayer

  • Screenshot of attributes of downloaded files

  • ...or to provide useful information. like the source of downloaded files.

  • Screenshot of tiling windows

  • Attributes can be indexed and then deliver nearly instant search results.