[UPDATE] I just received a mail from Leszek to tell me the available ISO is the one for Zebuntu-mini not for the “full” Zebuntu. The ISO for the later will be released soon.

Hey folks, remember my news catchup item some days ago ? Right, the Zeta-Ubuntu mix distro beta 1 is finished and available, in its mini form, for download.

The ISO file is 108 Megs and is hosted at Megaupload here.

If you wanna try the beast under VMware, I’ve made a .vmx file ready for use (I hope :-) Just drop it next to the downloaded ISO file and double-click the VMX. It should boot (if VMware Player is installed of course). I had issues booting that image under VMware. At boot time I had to type in the boot sequence “puppy acpi=off” then later choose “Xvesa“.

Have a look at the Zubuntu development blog for more information.

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10 Comments

Stephen B. on 2008-02-14 at 00:39 (Reply)
That looks pretty neat, thanks for the post Manette!

BTW I made a small edit to add a link back to your previous post about Zebuntu (wordpress will send a pingback to that article, so a link back here will show up in its comments section - I find it's a handy way to keep related articles connected).
BeDoperer on 2008-02-14 at 09:58 (Reply)
What, a release!? It seems our sources where wrong after all.

Can't trust no one these days, sigh.
citi on 2008-02-15 at 03:59 (Reply)
Why is BeOSNews reporting on a Linux distro???
Manette.be on 2008-02-15 at 04:48 (Reply)
To citi:
Because, it is a project born from Bernd, former Zeta-Yellowtab CEO, and also because the distro is trying to mimic Zeta, and so is basically of BeOS inheritance :-).
Regards.
citi on 2008-02-15 at 15:57 (Reply)
@Manette.net

You are joking, right?

Zebuntu is just Ubuntu themed to look like Zeta and with some tweaks here and there. Saying that Zebuntu has BeOS inheritance is like claiming that Ubuntu/Gnome using an Aqua theme with the Mac menu hack has OS X inheritance.

This is very ironic: the same guy that over the years trashed Linux on technical merits and license choice in order to sell his (most likely illegal) Zeta OS is now eating his own words and using the very same technology that he so loudly and profusely criticized. Sadly there are still naive people that follow and support him... Sigh...
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PaAndAr on 2008-02-24 at 20:31 (Reply)
I've used BeOS for quite long time and I must admit that Zebuntu SUCKS!! People that some time ago worked at Be Inc. in the development of the BeOS is really laughing at Zebuntu team and at Bernd Korz for sure.
Oscar Lesta on 2008-02-26 at 07:59 (Reply)
According to http://dev.zebuntu.com/2008/02/22/new-ways/

"Bernd and the Zebuntu Team decided to go different ways."

Down the tube, alright. Just two different ones? :D

"The development of the BeOS Compatibility Layer and integration therefor is now freezed."

One less horror in the world.
Jeff on 2010-03-12 at 01:10 (Reply)
"One less horror in the world. "
Like Windows? The very thing your most likely using to post that. Haha have fun with that. BeOS lives, why conform to crap?
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