Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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what means "giving away" - "for free?".
Yes, the limited PE. How many copies were downloaded or distributed before Be sold its assets?

If so, the deal failed in about 1996, and "free" BeOS saw the light in march/april 2000.
Like I wrote, AFTER the deal fell through. You have to remember the climate in the late '90s with venture capital flowing like crazy. Be's misfortune came when the tech bubble burst and the rivers of VC dried up -- which was about the same time the free PE was released. That wasn't enough to save the company because there just wasn't demand for its operating system.

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