Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2007 22:04 UTC
Zeta "Magnussoft launched this week their new online hardware database, which is open to everyone using ZETA to add their own workinig (or not) piece of hardware to the database. They also hope it'll be a valuable tool and resource for anyone wanting to try ZETA out on their machines, but aren't sure if their equipment will work on ZETA or not." Thanks to IsComputerOn for pointing this out.
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Nice
by flywheel on Sun 11th Mar 2007 23:05 UTC
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2005-12-28

One database to rule them all - we could have used that approach in the eCS-OS2 universe, instead of severel databases, only partly maintained.

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Relevance?
by mini-me on Mon 12th Mar 2007 01:17 UTC
mini-me
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2005-07-06

Is ZetaOS really relevent anymore?

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RE: Relevance?
by senornoodle on Mon 12th Mar 2007 01:28 UTC in reply to "Relevance?"
senornoodle Member since:
2005-07-12

What responses are you expecting to this? "No probably not we should all just use linux/windows/mac os and forget everything else"? People have said it hundreds of times already, but this is OSnews, alternative OSs encourage diversity and innovation, etc, etc.

So yeah, it IS relevant, to some at least.

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RE: Relevance?
by Fransexy on Mon 12th Mar 2007 14:50 UTC in reply to "Relevance?"
Fransexy Member since:
2005-07-29

Do you know how boring the world would be if only ford Fiesta exist?
Then why you and others insist that only Windows/mac/linux exist?
Options is that makes the life interesting, enjoy it

Edited 2007-03-12 14:52

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RE[2]: Relevance?
by sbergman27 on Mon 12th Mar 2007 17:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Relevance?"
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2005-07-24

"""
Do you know how boring the world would be if only ford Fiesta exist?
Then why you and others insist that only Windows/mac/linux exist?
"""

Ye gods, not the car thing again!

The car analogy was original a *long* time ago. But now it's about as boring as a lone Fiesta.

The OP has a point.

It's not all about new and interesting. It's about perceived momentum.

And Magnussoft's entry in this particular contest is pretty much stuck in a ditch.

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Of course this is relevant.
by BSDrama on Mon 12th Mar 2007 05:28 UTC
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2006-11-27

I'm a FreeBSD user, but I root for this guys.

As soon as they release a live CD, I'll try it out.

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RE: Of course this is relevant.
by atezun on Mon 12th Mar 2007 09:40 UTC in reply to "Of course this is relevant."
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2005-07-06
There is no unity...
by Luposian on Mon 12th Mar 2007 21:21 UTC
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2005-07-27

Names, numbers, parts, and pieces get tossed into a "Compatibility Matrix" and we have to try and make sense of it.

Nowadays, how many people have a 3rd party ISA/VLB/PCI IDE controller? Motherboards come with IDE controllers. Thus, just mention the compatibility of the MOTHERBOARD, which obviously will have everything else working (enough) to get to a color (or greyscale) desktop!

If the motherboard works, then that means the CPU works. Which, logically, means you must also have a working video card and a compatible hard drive and CD-ROM drive, as well, no? So just tell people your *entire setup*! Motherboard (model # and revision), CPU , hard drive, RAM (model/size/speed, etc.), video card, and any other 3rd party I/O cards you have added.

Take the time (hours or days) to really make sure what works and/or doesn't. And how you got it to work, if it didn't initially. Give a full review. Make sure you give the person reading, all the information they need to go out and put together a working system or a system that will work, given a set number or "adjustments".

Anything based on a PIII or Athlon (non-XP), all the way back to a Pentium 75 (I had one of those running R5), should be assumed compatible. BeOS worked on just about everything back then, by the time R5 came out.

Anything P4 or Athlon XP (or greater) should be where the focus is.

There should be a "Vintage Systems" (Pentium III/K6-2 or older) area where all the basic Be, Inc compatibility specs are kept, so people who are still running those old systems know what will work, based on what Be, Inc. *SAID* will work.

If the motherboard you're using is not shown to be compatible, then no peripherals that *are* compatible are relevant, because the motherboard is the heart of the system. Trying to use a compatible video card on an incompatible motherboard is about as productive as trying to use a compatible motherboard with an incompatible video card. And by "incompatible", I mean *does-not-work at-all* (freezes at boot, or gives a kernel panic or whatever).

Obviously, in order for a peripheral to be considered compatible, it must work on a motherboard/CPU that is compatible, thus, that little piece of relevance should also be noted as part of the equation, by the user making the submission.

Like, for example, my MSI RX480 Neo2-F (revision 10) motherboard... I can't get BeOS R5 PE (Wind or MAX distro) to boot. Haiku won't boot. And Zeta 1.21 Live CD won't boot.

Has ANYONE gotten *any* of these OS's to boot on this particular motherboard, with either a single core Athlon64 or a dual core Athlon64 X2? Seriously! Tell me how! Please!

Edited 2007-03-12 21:24

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RE: There is no unity...
by anevilyak on Tue 13th Mar 2007 14:23 UTC in reply to "There is no unity..."
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14


Has ANYONE gotten *any* of these OS's to boot on this particular motherboard, with either a single core Athlon64 or a dual core Athlon64 X2? Seriously! Tell me how! Please!


How far in the boot process does it get? My Asus A8N-SLI boots perfectly with an Athlon64 (Venice core) 3200+ on Zeta 1.21, all hardware supported. The only thing with respect to your board that seems unusual is the ATI chipset ; I seem to remember there having to be some strange hacks with respect to ATI IXP but I'm not 100% sure if your board is using that.

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