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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Used Zeta until 1.21
by DFergATL on Fri 19th Jan 2007 00:43 UTC
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I used every version of Zeta until 1.21. The OS itself has come along nicely and is very responsive. Otherwise, not so great. I don't see driver support getting much better. A driver here a driver there... The audio driver situation is really not very good. Still no 3d hardware acceleration. Firefox is nice but it is clearly not a native app and it shows. Lack of Flash, not to mention many of the audio/video codecs are older versions that really need updating. Lack of apps and it doesn't appear that many professional apps are going to see the light of day. I think that Zeta had a chance and missed it. I decided to give up on it. It is responsive and I think it is nice looking. But, you simply can' get much done with it, and don't try to web surf...that will about drive you crazy with all the websites most people go to on a daily basis that simply will not work.

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