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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Why this optimism?
by _DoubleThink_ on Mon 11th Sep 2006 06:07 UTC
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Just how more dead Zeta could Be? (pun intended). The situation somehow reminds me of an old Monty Python skit about a parrot...

- they do the most stupid marketing I have ever seen
- they don't even provide free (and usable!) demos to their non-existing user base (how hard could it be to burn 100 CDs and freely distribute them?)
- they want to gain money without seriously attracting users

I still couldn't test Zeta because it's obviously a pain in the *** to get a free test version running. They also did never respond to my request to be a beta tester (btw, was this a fake marketing gag which was posted on OSNews in order to get some attention?)

Without a user base ANY OS is dead. Zeta has no user base. Zeta is not free and, therefore, will never attract new users.

I seriously hope that Haiku will attract developers and users. Although Haiku still seems to be in the early stages of being usable, it's at least free.

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