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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RE: Naysayer
by Leszek Lesner on Wed 20th Feb 2008 22:04 UTC in reply to "Naysayer"
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We are not in competition with Haiku here.
It is a completely other technology.

One of our intentions was to create a compatibility to use BeOS Applications on Linux OS.
On the other hand, there is also a chance for all those developers who want to program for haiku but can't because of issues in booting either Haiku or BeOS.
I know that it is possibile to create Haiku software under linux right know. But it is not possibile to test this software on linux. This is one interesting aspect I think.

My intention personaly was to create an Operating System that looks and feels some kind of my beloved OS BeOS/ZETA but has better hardware support and runs well on my hardware. And I wanted to share this distribution with every one that might think it is interesting. Nothing more nothing less.

Edited 2008-02-20 22:07 UTC

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