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: This is depressing...
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 04:10 UTC in reply to "This is depressing..."
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When I said early Linux version weren't that good.

I meant in terms of the number of applications available, the not so great installers and small amount of drivers. These were limited or not very good in the early years.

For this reason, not that many people used Linux in the beginning. It took a couple of years (over 4 or 5) for improvements, before Linux started catching on & attracting both developers and users.

You are right about Linux SS&F, *but* I've also had SS&F with Windows XP (no viruses & I don't use virus checkers, except those for online checks, my system never crashes & applications never or rarely ever hang on me, etc.). I'm pretty happy with SS&F and Windows XP.

There are ways to eliminate (or minimize) ever getting viruses and as for hackers, well Microsoft is being more vigilant with releasing security fixes now (to improve their reputation). And using a router helps too.

Zeta uses Haiku source, plus BeOS code, Yellowtab code & now Magnussoft code (& maybe other too). Haiku is way behind Zeta, though they could catch up if more devlopers get onboard. Time will tell.

Why did Linux get to where it is now? Because it was free, open source and an alternative to Windows. Haiku will do well also, once they have released version 1.0, because they are also free, open source & an alternative to Windows, though they need to do some catching up to Linux. Haiku has the advantage of Linux programs being open sourced, so they can be ported over to Haiku also.

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