An OS that reminds me of the first Linux Distro I tried back in 1996? Had a yellow background (I think!?) and even fewer icons than the Haiku ‘Live’ version that I just tried. Nope!?What is Haiku?:

HAIKU is an open source operating system currently in development. Specifically targeting personal computing, Haiku is a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn, and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels. Additionally, Haiku offers something over other open source platforms which is quite unique: The project consists of a single team writing everything from the kernel, drivers, userland services, tool kit, and graphics stack to the included desktop applications and preflets. While numerous open source projects are utilized in Haiku, they are integrated seamlessly. This allows Haiku to achieve a level of consistency that provides many conveniences, and is truly enjoyable to use by both end-users and developers alike.

Well, whatever, humble me just tried installing it to an SSD and could not get it to boot. Needed some special formatting that I couldn’t get to work. Hey, just scanned the installation guide and it appears I did it like the guide said; however, if it required closer reading than that then I am done with it.

Over 2000+ Linux Distros out there…Arch “DOS” Linux was easier to install, so am done with BeOS Haiku open-source OS after this. However, since it’s been in “developing stage” for 7 ½ years (?!) I may give it another shot in 10 years or so.

OK…it’s a Beta 2, and I am sure the guys work hard on it, so am not really bashing it here. ‘Live’ USB version did boot and everything became difficult after that, e.g. how to close a window that has no “X” for closing a window.

Have been testing two Linux Distros for a couple days now and will get to a review on them soon…

Rule of Thumb – if you can’t install Ubuntu on it, then you can’t install any Linux Distro on it.