Zebuntu – Why?
Yesterday OSNEWS wrote about a new project, Zebuntu:
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.
I have known about this project for a while, mostly cause of great humoristic article on BeDoperer: Do you Zahoo! I laughed and I laughed and I …
I downloaded the mini-version of the distro, ran it 3-4 minutes under VMWARE, and dragged and dropped in to the Trash. It should stay there till I empty the Trash bin! It is simply nothing more then yet another linux distro in it’s current stage and not a particular good one either. You will be far better off running an officiale Ubuntu distro. They started in the wrong end! They should have gotten something working with B.E.OS, as in having something unique and then go public. Finale words, having Haiku/BeOS/ZETA layer in Linux would have been awesome, but Bernd and his new team is far from having achieved that.