OSNews had the privilege to play with the upcoming B.E.O.S. bootable CD recently. The test/demo CD is based on Knoppix but it runs a BeOS-like app_server and toolkit on top of XFree86 and it is carefully optimized for extra speed.While we found a few bugs in this test version, the fact remains that CPU utilization is pretty low and the window movements are smoother than any other X11 window manager/envinronment we have seen so far.
On the second part of the demo, you get to use a “real” test app (as opposed to a bitmap mockup window in the first part of the demo) and to play a Puyo-Puyo puzzle game, named BePuyo (both apps are based on the BeOS API and were recompiled for B.E.O.S under Linux).
The ISO will become publicly available some time in the very near future, for everyone to try it out. The ISO currently weighs 101 MB.