Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 30th Jul 2005 02:20 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Zeta YellowTAB released a Zeta 1.0 LiveCD and they are charging just 10 Euros for it. If you return it you get a 5 Euro discount toward the normal CD version of 1.0.
Thread beginning with comment 11692
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Past Experience
by jonas.kirilla on Sun 31st Jul 2005 18:18 UTC in reply to "Past Experience"
jonas.kirilla
Member since:
2005-07-11

It wasn't the free download of BeOS R5 Personal Edition that killed Be. It was Microsoft's strong-arming the PC OEM:s, the BeIA/etc focus shift and the subsequent departure of ISV:s and cancelling of ports of major software packages.

Would they have stayed in business longer had you and I purchased one or two copies of BeOS? I wish I had, but I honestly don't think it would have made much of a difference that late in the game. It was already too late post-R5-release. We should have bought more BeBoxen in 1996.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Past Experience
by smashIt on Sun 31st Jul 2005 18:50 in reply to "RE: Past Experience"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

"had you and I purchased one or two copies of BeOS?"
I have my 2 copys, and you?

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: Past Experience
by on Sun 31st Jul 2005 23:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Past Experience"
Member since:

It may seem unfair but a lot of developers were beta testers and received the releases for free. I signed up around the first PowerMac release, prior to R3.

I did buy at least one copy. The BeOS Bible + R5 bundle, which I've since donated to my city library.

Reply Parent Score: 0