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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Old is not dead
by DLazlo on Wed 24th Jan 2007 06:47 UTC
DLazlo
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2005-07-06

Given some time and attention by talented (and hopefully soon growing) bunch of individuals, there is no reason that Haiku cannot be up to a very comparable level with other OSes in the near future.

Besides the aforementioned Mac and NeXT influences, BeOS also drew some very good inspiration from SGI and IRIX, as well as Amiga.

It was also the very first 'Live CD' that I remember seeing. Not saying it was the first,just that I saw, so cool your flames! It worked very, very well and was availible along about 4.5.2 for x86. I used it to fix more than a few hosed Win9x systems.

As for the detractors here, I don't believe the RAM limit is much of an issue anymore on Zeta or Haiku, and there has been work done on moving to a newer version of GCC. Don't underestimate how quickly many of the pieces can fall into place with a system designed along the priciples of BeOS, tightly integrated in function yet modular enough to upgrade without the catastropic updates that MS is so well known for.

I also applaude the Haiku team and the progress they've made so far. Not just resting on their laurels, there has been much discussion on the GlassElevator mailing list about the direction to be taken with R2.

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