I’ve been keeping track of this for a long while, partially because I actually bought BeOS a long time ago and liked the approach behind it, and partly because I keep wishing they did an ARM port for the Raspberry Pi–an idea that was (ironically) repeatedly shunned over the years due to “lack of popularity”.
Which is kind of sad, since with a working WebKit browser, a pretty decent user interface and an emphasis on simplicity, it would be an amazing OS for the Pi (as well as a great way to revive older laptops).
Any working ARM port has yet to happen (and other things like laptop-grade power management are apparently still MIA), but it is nice to see progress regardless, and I
will eventually fire up a KVM instance to check this out. just booted it on an ancient Eee PC and it does work reasonably well if you’re very tolerant of the browser limtations and UI conventions.