News: ZevenOS RC1 released

More information can be found in the official home page for ZevenOS (in German). The developers of ZevenOS want to build a distribution "with a certain BeOS touch", including speed and compatibility with old hardware. ZevenOS is based on Ubuntu.

ZevenOS does not demand latest hardware: only a Pentium 200 with 128 MB RAM (for installation, 196 MB) are needed. Minimum hard disk space is 2 GB, though 4 GB is recommended. For graphics, a video card with 16 MB is needed. In addition, your brains are listed among the system requirements :-)

ZevenOS uses IceWM as its window manager. In addition, the developers have chosen lightweight software that should run well on old computers. Thus, Abiword and Gnumeric are the chosen office packages instead of OpenOffice.Org.

Release Candidate 1 was released a few days ago. You can download it here.

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