Finesse of macOS. Freedom of FreeBSD.
We love macOS, but we’re not a fan of the ever-closing hardware and ecosystem. So, we are creating ravynOS — an OS aimed to provide the finesse of macOS with the freedom of FreeBSD.
ravynOS (previously called airyxOS) is an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD, CMU Mach, and Apple open-source code that aims to be compatible with macOS applications and has no hardware restrictions.
Features that you’d love.
We intend to bring many of the features you’ve come to love from macOS to ravynOS such as clean design, global menus, and drag-and-drop installs.
We’ve got your apps covered.
Many FreeBSD ports and apps, Linux apps, and even trivial Darwin & macOS binaries can run on ravynOS. And we’re actively working on improving it!
We're building familiar apps native to ravynOS, packaged as portable .app bundles and built with our core technologies of Cocoa, Qt, and Mach. These are guaranteed to work and fit seamlessly into your desktop.
FreeBSD ports that support Wayland continue to work on ravynOS right out of the box, or with minor changes.
Many Linux applications that support Wayland are expected to work with FreeBSD’s Linux emulation layer.
Trivial macOS and Darwin applications may run directly on ravynOS. This is an active area of work and research. AppKit-based source code may build and run natively.
Don’t be shy, come talk.
If this sounds like your dream system, please help us make it a reality! We’ve got a Discord, IRC, and Matrix. Chats are bridged. There's also a Telegram group (not currently bridged).
- 📖 Read the project wiki to find answers or troubleshoot.
- 🙋🏽♂️ Ask questions on the discussion forum.
- 💬 Hang out with us and others like you on Discord, IRC, or Matrix. Telegram
Sometimes we get covered.
This article appeared on Phoronix. XDA recently wrote about us. Bryan Lunduke covered airyxOS and helloSystem on Substack. Console issue #67 featured us along with an interview! LinuxGameCast gave an early version a look in their LWDW episode 287.
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