Graphical Unix-like operating system for x86-64 computers.
SerenityOS is a love letter to '90s user interfaces with a custom Unix-like core. It flatters with sincerity by stealing beautiful ideas from various other systems.
Roughly speaking, the goal is a marriage between the aesthetic of late-1990s productivity software and the power-user accessibility of late-2000s *nix. This is a system by us, for us, based on the things we like.
You can watch videos of the system being developed on YouTube:
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
unveil, (K)ASLR, OOM-resistance, web-content isolation, state-of-the-art TLS algorithms, ...)
... and all of the above are right in this repository, no extra dependencies, built from-scratch by us :^)
Additionally, there are over two hundred ports of popular open-source software, including games, compilers, Unix tools, multimedia apps and more.
Man pages are available online at man.serenityos.org. These pages are generated from the Markdown source files in
Base/usr/share/man and updated automatically.
When running SerenityOS you can use
man for the terminal interface, or
help for the GUI.
Code-related documentation can be found in the documentation folder.
See the SerenityOS build instructions. Serenity runs on Linux, macOS (aarch64 might be a challenge), Windows (with WSL2) and many other *Nixes with hardware or software virtualization.
Join our Discord server: SerenityOS Discord
Before opening an issue, please see the issue policy.
A general guide for contributing can be found in
And many more! See here for a full contributor list. The people listed above have landed more than 100 commits in the project. :^)
SerenityOS is licensed under a 2-clause BSD license.