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.
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RE: Past Experience
by jonas.kirilla on Sun 31st Jul 2005 18:18 UTC in reply to "Past Experience"
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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.

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RE[2]: Past Experience
by smashIt on Sun 31st Jul 2005 18:50 in reply to "RE: Past Experience"
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"had you and I purchased one or two copies of BeOS?"
I have my 2 copys, and you?

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

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