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[3]: Question
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 04:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Question"
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Linux success story will be difficult for Zeta (agree), but Haiku will be able to attract developers. How many? I can't say for certain, but hopefully enough.

#1 Haiku OS is free & open source. Users can download & try it out. It will also attract developers.
#2 Any open source Linux drivers can be used to an extent to help create Haiku drivers.
#3 Open source Linux applications will also be portable to Haiku.
Many companies make programs for Microsoft because of:
1. Microsoft's OSes are used by the majority of computer users.
2. Companies charge & make profits with software made for WINDOWS (I'm not sure if any companies make applications for Linux, because they would have to compete with the free versions out there).
#4 Developers care to be part of a bigger OS, like Linux or Windows (or maybe Mac OS X) because these are mainstream. Linux probably didn't have many developers in the beginning either, until they released their 1st version. Haiku will have to come out with 1.0 before it starts getting attention and it may be with a later version before developers jump on board, but now Haiku will have to compete with Linux/BSD too (plus Windows & Mac OS X).
#5 Haiku & Zeta together is the answer for getting more people interested in BeOS once again. Especially if they market themselves well & make news stories.

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