Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:03 UTC, submitted by Begasus
Zeta Magnussoft has posted a news item to let customers know that the first games have been ported for ZETA 1.21. These are pretty important releases for Zeta's software base.
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Good start...
by kaiwai on Sun 13th Aug 2006 04:55 UTC
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2005-07-06

Its a good start, but the company who has ported it needs to look further, and start porting other things to BeOS; for example, Windows Media Player formats/codecs so that people can play them on BeOS; sell them for a tocken fee of around $20 or so.

Another good one would be approaching companies like MYOB, Quicken, Adobe, Corel to see if they're willing to licence the source code in return for royalties paid for each unit shipped.

For an operating system to succeed, there need to be applications AND games that appeal to atleast the average 'power user'; once the 'power user' is happy, he'll tell those 'lower down the food chain', and they'll convert over.

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RE: Good start...
by Invincible Cow on Sun 13th Aug 2006 10:17 in reply to "Good start..."
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2006-06-24

Its a good start, but the company who has ported it needs to look further, and start porting other things to BeOS; for example, Windows Media Player formats/codecs so that people can play them on BeOS; sell them for a tocken fee of around $20 or so.

> I *think* ZETA already has ffmpeg with support for WMP formats.

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