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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Zeta / Haiku and thing to come
by vasper on Mon 11th Sep 2006 08:03 UTC
vasper
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2005-07-22

As a multi OS user I can say this for Zeta. It is the fastest little operating system you have ever seen. On hardware it supports (quite enough these days) it boots in under 10 seconds to fully operational (try doing that without booting from a flash disk.... with any other OS).

I have been using it almost as much as Windows and Linux (even more these past few months) and I can tell you, that only a few things are missing for it to be my full time OS. To name them: Open document support (probably coming soon with a 3rd party office), 3D acceleration on all Nvidia and ATI VGA cards, some more IDE/SATA support (about 90% of all IDE and SATA is supported now), GCC4, MySQL (although postgres 7 works), Java and Flash.

Everything else "missing", is either proprietary Windows stuff I never use or third party applications that aren't that important, but can be ported once the above are there.

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-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

"As a multi OS user I can say this for Zeta. It is the fastest little operating system you have ever seen."

Well, one of the fastest at least. I'd still like to see a performance comparision to MorphOS. I guess both are quite close together performancewise.
Booting under 10s from hd? No prob with MorphOS. Anyway, I guess we alternative OS users are hard to understand for other folks. We have our reasons. Every OS has its advantages and disadvantages (which both I do not wanna list, thread would become too long). While I do not know BeOS (or its successors) good enough to judge about it, I am sure it will have its unique features which make it worthwile.
There are other advantages and features existing beside the newest games or highest compatibility with the industry standards. It is about freedom of choice.

/user of MorphOS, Win, AOS, OS X & QNX (in that order)

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