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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Naysayer
by Tanner on Wed 20th Feb 2008 21:47 UTC
Tanner
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2005-07-06

As you can see:
"naysayers" (I've learnt a new english term today) have, on this topic, much more motivations and longer argumentations than other "oh yay, nice work, really impressive, this is good" people.

Lets face it: a monolithic kernel (Linux) with a "compatibility layer" for apps designed for Beos (known as the real multithreaded, C++ written, ultra lightweight and lightning fast OS). This smells like shit, and is a non-sense project for the Beos followers, Haiku fans..
Expecially now that Haiku is gaining momentum (you know, "now its self-hosting", R1 is near, and so on)


P.ierluigi F.iorini: hai visto che adesso anche quel pirla di Korz ha avuto la tua malsana idea di mescolare la cultura unix con l'innovazione e la giovent├╣ di BeOS? Mi chiedo cosa avete nella zucca...
(sorry folks, i know this user.. do you remember "Mockup"?)

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