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: Mininum specs?
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 20:42 UTC in reply to "Mininum specs?"
tonestone57
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2005-12-31

From http://www.yellowtab.com/products/hardware:

Minimal Requirements:

Pentium 200MHz (or Cyrix, Athlon, Via...)
64 MB RAM
600 MB Hard Disk Space
8 MB Video Memory
bootable CD-ROM Drive
Mouse, Keyboard, 14" Color Monitor

Even though it says Pentium 200Mhz, you probably could use a P1 100 (I don't think it checks processor speed). But why run it on such a slow machine?

I'm not sure how well it'll run on such an old system. Most applications need RAM rather than CPU speed which you are OK for, so could be OK, but it is like taking today's Linux with X Windows & getting it to run on very old hardware (it may work, but not that well).

Try out BeOS Max to get a feel for BeOS (though Zeta is more polished look & feel, with improvements):
http://www.bebits.com/app/3148

You'll also want to find & install Bone 7a (new networking stack for BeOS).

Applications can be found at http://www.bebits.com

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