Haiku OS Powered By BSD? It's A Possibility
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 1 February 2016 at 12:03 PM EST. 22 Comments
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Fran├žois Revol presented at FOSDEM this weekend about the prospects of Haiku OS ever becoming a BSD distribution. Haiku OS, the well known BeOS re-implementation, does currently rely upon some BSD components but more integration is possible.

Haiku OS is the project that continues to be developed for more than the past decade as a open-source operating system compatible with BeOS.

Haiku relies upon FreeBSD for some network drivers, OpenSound System v4 is used by Haiku, etc. Haiku OS could also potentially use BSD's libc library, graphics drivers ported from Linux to BSD, and potentially as a distant dream is to even power Haiku OS off the FreeBSD kernel.

If you are curious about the Haiku + FreeBSD possibilities, see Revol's slides.
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