Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2008 13:42 UTC, submitted by Karl
Linux Already at their second beta release [German], Zebuntu is an Xfce-based Ubuntu distribution with heavy - you guessed it - Zeta influences. Bernd Korz explains the goals of Zebuntu in the project's announcement [German]: "Our goal is to use BlueEyedOS to offer a new platform for our former Zeta customers. In the future, Zeta, BeOS, as well as any future Haiku applications, will run natively on Zebuntu. This also offers a distinct advantage for developers for these platforms; they can use Zebuntu to develop for their platforms while utilising the performance and versatility of Linux." In other words, run BeOS applications on Linux. They have not forgotten about BFS support either. The project is, of course, completely open source. The website is only available in German for now, but Zebuntu developer Leszek Lesner confirmed to me that work is being done on an English variant (there already is an English development blog). Download the second beta from their download page, and, of course, see some screenshots.
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Zebuntu = Community Project
by Leszek Lesner on Tue 19th Feb 2008 18:13 UTC
Leszek Lesner
Member since:
2007-04-08

Zebuntu is an OpenSource Project with an democratic leadership by the ones who work on it.
So there is the possibility to join us, help us and even participate and influence the future of Zebuntu.

One example :
Mixing KDE/QT and Gnome/GTK Apps together was criticized by community members and helpers.
Now in Beta 3 we deleted all KDE packages to have an clean and faster "GTK only" Desktop.
OpenOffice is for now the slowest package thats true, but it is the most powerful aswell and we working hard to get it faster and less memory intensive.

more on Beta 3 + some Screenshots:
http://dev.zebuntu.com

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