Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:54 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta Magnussoft has just announced that they are delaying the release of ZETA 1.5 Professional from 10 to 15 days in order to add a port of the AbiWord open source word processor, a native PCL6 printer driver and a Radeon x-series video driver. The addition of AbiWord is seen as a move to eventually replace the word processor component of GoBe Productive, a third party lightweight office suite currently bundled with ZETA that is no longer in development. Since AbiWord is released under the GPL, the port is expected to eventually benefit Haiku as well.
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Does anyone care anymore???
by spanglywires on Thu 18th Jan 2007 20:01 UTC
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2006-10-23

Sorry, but Zeta, Haiku, BeOS... the time has been and gone.

Yes it still has its shiny gems of sheer genius but the worlds moved on, and very quickly. Even today Cortex still shows the inate power of the media kit, and yes the new AGG window server is nice.

Someone take a port of *BSD, Opensolaris, or god forbid even the inelegant fudge of Linux and add the good bits of BeOS to something thats still alive. FrankenOS has got to be better than ZombieOS. Better still, get an Intel Mac, its essentially the same experience that Be offered but available and supported now.

Abiword to replace Productives Text component? Don't make me laugh. Abiword is an also-ran that only offers slightly better .doc importing than the text part of GoBe. I think the Gobe Productive 3 source would be a better avenue to re-re-re-explore.

Lastly as fithisux mentions... Java - where is it, still, like 10 years later!

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