The linux format magazine (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk) has reviewed haiku. "30 days with Haiku - An open source BeOS clone looking to take on the desktop: will it give Linux some friendly competition? We find out. (Graham Morrison)" Read it here: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/beos-reborn-30-days-with-haiku-465275 A few posts about it on the ubuntu forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=929691 -------- Some extracts "Haiku is nowhere near being considered a finished product, but it's now stable enough for everyday use." "I first try the Haiku online documentation, but the freefall state of development that Haiku is in means there's no documentation for prospective users, only documentation to help developers." "Most users seem to be using Haiku as a genuine desktop replacement, doing the same things we normally do on our Linux desktop. " "I can't criticise Haiku. It's in a rapid state of development and no one is claiming it's anywhere near a productivity level. But it's very close, and you can't help feeling that a little user-oriented documentation and packaging could go a long way." "Similar to Apple's OS X, applications don't quit when you click on the top-left 'close' icon, for example. Instead, they tuck themselves away in the small toolbar, and can be brought back to life at any moment. To quit an application, you must click on the toolbar icon and select Close from the pop-up menu." "The advantage to all this minimalism is speed. Windows are quick to open and move. Most applications and tools load immediately (an exception is Firefox), and the whole system can reboot in under 10 seconds. Real hardware will be even faster. This is the computer desktop we should always have had."