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[3]: Naysayer
by Leszek Lesner on Wed 20th Feb 2008 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Naysayer"
Leszek Lesner
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2007-04-08

Thats very nice to hear about this
( http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/1102 )
I did not know this before.

Boot Haiku in VMWare is a nice idea. But it feels some kind of strange and runs too slow for me.
Don't get me wrong Haiku is and will become a great OS of that I am sure. And I personally will support it as far as I can. (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQmHGeFb98 for example )
But I want an OS that I can run now and use for my everday useage. And exactly therefor I created Zebuntu.

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