BeOS comes back to life as Haiku

The late and lamented BeOS appears to be rising like a phoenix from the ashes in the shape of an operating system called Haiku.

Haiku, says the developers’ website, 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.”

Haiku is now in alpha, but it’s obvious that there’s a lot of support from a number of developers.  The OS, according to the Haiku web site, has a fully threaded design for use with multiprocessor CPUs, a custom kernel, a rich object oriented API and is aimed specifically at personal computing.

You can find more information about it here .