Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 20:38 UTC, submitted by fudel
Zeta Magnussoft, the company now responsible for development on Zeta, has announced it is accepting pre-orders for Zeta 1.21. This new release will include multi-user support, will be built with GCC4, among other improvements. Bernd Korz's weblog contains more information. Korz was (is?) the CEO of YellowTAB, the company that started Zeta. Read on for a short editorial on this announcement.
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RE: Question
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 01:00 UTC in reply to "Question"
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2005-12-31

I forgot to mention & what about Linux?

How popular was Linux in the beginning? It began in 1991, but kernel version 1.0 wasn't released until 1994. So, we'll start from 1994 then.

I don't recall Linux being very popular in the 90s. Only the last few years has Linux become a threat to Windows & attracted many users.

It was the big companies that brought over users like Red Hat, Mandrake, etc. & now Ubuntu, etc.

Also, how good were the early versions of Linux? Not too good.

It took time, & now finally Linux is very complete and has gained a large user base.

The same can happen for Haiku (it'll be a little tougher for Zeta to do this, because they need to convince people it is worth buying). But any progress in Haiku OS will also benefit Zeta.

Once Haiku is done & attracts more developers, then in 4 to 6 years time (from now) it will be fairly complete too & will attract many more users.

BeOS was fun to use & ran just great (if you had supported hardware). Zeta continues on with this & Haiku will do the same, once they catch up to the other OSes (in a couple of years) then they'll be a real threat and I'm sure will have a very good sized userbase too.

Edited 2006-09-11 01:03

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