Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 20:38 UTC, submitted by fudel
Zeta Magnussoft, the company now responsible for development on Zeta, has announced it is accepting pre-orders for Zeta 1.21. This new release will include multi-user support, will be built with GCC4, among other improvements. Bernd Korz's weblog contains more information. Korz was (is?) the CEO of YellowTAB, the company that started Zeta. Read on for a short editorial on this announcement.
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RE[3]: Is it possible?
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it possible?"
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Off the Magnussoft Zeta site:

It basically hints that Magnussoft is taking over the development of Zeta.

Also, Zeta is no longer known as Yellowtab Zeta, but rather Magnussoft Zeta from version 1.21 (this is for a reason). And you won't see a Yellowtab Zeta 1.21.

Bernd is still involved with Zeta. But now he works and gets paid from Magnussoft. Yellowtab is no longer (Bernd's blog mentions him taking down the Yellowtab domain soon).

Yes I agree with you, it is hard to know "exactly" what is going on. They make hints towards this & that without giving really solid answers. Everything has to be pieced together.

(It is hard to say how the arrangement was done, but I can only say for sure that Magnussoft is now the developer of Zeta - they pay for the development of the Zeta OS).

Edited 2006-09-11 03:51

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RE[4]: Is it possible?
by sogabe on Mon 11th Sep 2006 05:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Is it possible?"
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How can you make categoric assertions such as "Bernd now works and get paid by Magnussoft" simply because he wrote that the yT domain is being taken down? You do understand the difference between "hinting" at something and confirming it, don't you?

You either have access to information that the rest of us don't have, or you are just making wild speculations.

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RE[5]: Is it possible?
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 13:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Is it possible?"
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Ok Sogabe, I'll tell you why he works for Magnussoft.

1. Zeman in Zeta-OS (Magnussoft site) forums is Bernd. It used to show his information under profile, but now the name is hidden.
2. Yellowtab site has not had any news since Magnussoft became the new distributor & no announcement of a new Zeta version.
3. Yellowtab site will go down soon (as said in Bernd's blog).
4. The only company to release a new Zeta version is Magnussoft (& offer it to other distributors too).
5. Bernd is involved in making the next Zeta Version 1.21 (if you read his blog).
6. Bernd mentions the following in his blog (under Status@Zeta):

"Last night i made the last CD Image for ZETA. The compilation worked out really well. I will do a final installtion today to check if there is more bugs i can fix in a short term. But in generell i can say that 1.21 is done.

I will give the final image tomorrow to Magnussoft so they can now produce it.

You might wonder what is new in ZETA. Well, me too ;-) Since yellowTAB went down i got the chance to use the team and myself and some former yellowTAB developers and friends to make nice new things available in the next ZETA version."

Conclusion, Bernd is still involved with Zeta & basically works for Magnussoft now (Yellowtab exists no more - other than the website).

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