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[2]: Why this optimism?
by _DoubleThink_ on Mon 11th Sep 2006 08:49 UTC
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Other than that, a free test version of Zeta does exist.

No idea if it's still there though.

Yes, Thom, I know. I did already complain about problems while burning this image in another thread... Somebody mentioned that there's a technical reason that the demo CD can't be burned without hazzle (no ISO format for BeOS...).

However this is no excuse in my opinion. It doesn't suffice to dubiously present an operating system on a home-shopping TV channel and hope that people will buy their stuff without ever testing it! Somehow I can't get rid of the impression that these guys simply want my money without providing quality and support in return (in germany, it's called "Nepper-Schlepper-Bauernfänger").

There's no easy approach to test a current version of this operating system for free. For example, I'm sure they could pretty easily distribute a free demo CD of Zeta inside a printed computer magazine.

The truth is that even if they would distribute Zeta for free, I'm not so sure if many people would eventually switch to Zeta. This is why I think it's dead. No trolling intended -- just a matter of fact.

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