Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 28th Jul 2005 06:13 UTC, submitted by Kelly McNeill
Zeta Ever since Be, Inc. was dissolved and its BeOS technology was turned over to the Palm OS charnel house in '01, Be fans have been eagerly awaiting a successor to their favorite operating system, with very few rays of hope since. Earlier this month, however, yellowTAB released their BeOS descendent Zeta. Have Be fans finally found their savior, or is this just another failed attempt at reviving the dead? Read on this review will help you decide exactly that.
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by Earl Colby pottinger on Thu 28th Jul 2005 15:24 UTC
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First, a comment on old apps. Lately everytime I boot a Windows machine it seems the updates to the media player is making the play-back window smaller and smaller. Each update also seem to make the controls to move away from the default setting harder than before. I don't know why for sure, but I have been noticing more and more of what I think are ads showing on the sides as I play videos from certain site. The Anime Music sites are a random grab-bag but there seems to be tons of ads when I go to space related sites.

One thing I found with the simple media players of BeOS - Simple to use controls - No ads. Sometimes old code is better.

As for code working on all versions of BeOS that is why I release *all* my code in source code form, most time I do not include the binary at all. As long as the code was written for 4.5 or more recent I have found code ports between the diffirent BeOS easyily (not networking code) with most of the problem clearly pointed out by the compiler.

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