Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

Fundraising 2015

Goal: $35,000


The Haiku source is continually built and released for testing purposes nearly every day. You can download and install these latest snapshots to check out the latest features and bug-fixes.

Be aware that nightly images may be unstable. Additionally, some packages included with official releases need to be installed separately.

If you're OK with this, you can find further instructions at our Nightly image page.

TuneTracker Systems Donates Serial Driver

News posted on Fri, 2010-04-02 00:22

A newly-developed hardware driver will allow Haiku to access multiple serial ports via a PCI serial card. The new "pc_serial" driver was commissioned by TuneTracker Systems and is being donated to the Haiku user community.

Haiku Inc.: Contractors, Haiku Code Drive, and Available Funds.

News posted on Mon, 2010-03-22 20:28

Several hot topics are covered in this update; new development contracts, changes to our Haiku Code Drive program, and some notes about our immediate finances.

WebPositive matures

Blog post by stippi on Fri, 2010-03-19 12:31

Well... that might be a bit bold for me to say. Obviously WebPositive still has a lot of things missing. On the other hand, this version adds some of the most crucial things, like persistent cookie support, bookmarks and a much improved browsing history implementation.

GSoC 2010

The Google Summer of Code™ 2010 is on! We are proud to once again be taking part in it! Thanks to the participation of various individuals in the community, particularly our Google Summer of Code admin Matthew S. Madia and those who volunteered to become mentors, we are excited on being accepted as a mentor organization for this fourth year in a row. Once again, we would be joining many open source projects chosen by Google to take part in this great program.

My Interview About Haiku and BeOS on omnes.tv

Blog post by leavengood on Wed, 2010-03-10 19:01

I was recently interviewed by Michael Bartholomew for his new podcast, Device Drivers, on omnes.tv. I talked about Haiku, BeOS, some of my efforts in relation to WebKit and the Haiku browser, and other topics. I think anyone who is interested in Haiku and BeOS will find it interesting:


Donation rally successful

News posted on Fri, 2010-03-05 12:38

It's not just Stippi's project that's a huge success (see the WebKit/Web+ progress documented in his blog posts). Our call for donations for this kind of contractual work is also doing very well!
In the two weeks since our announcement to hire developers for specific projects, donations have picked up significantly. Since then we received over $1,600USD and a few more people opting for small but recurrent monthly funding.

Our thanks go out to all contributors! This shows that our Haiku community is strong and effective when called upon!

My Impressions from SCaLE 2010

Blog post by koki on Wed, 2010-03-03 18:00
From right to left: Scott, Bruno and myself (the three Haiku stooges?) at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From right to left: Scott, Bruno and myself (the three Haiku stooges?) at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Southern California Linux Expo – or the SCaLE show as it is also widely known – was the very first mainstream open source conference that Haiku exhibited at. This was back in February of 2007, when Michael Phipps, Axel Dorfler, Bruno G. Albuquerque and myself gathered in LA to show Haiku to the world for the first time (