Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:54 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta Magnussoft has just announced that they are delaying the release of ZETA 1.5 Professional from 10 to 15 days in order to add a port of the AbiWord open source word processor, a native PCL6 printer driver and a Radeon x-series video driver. The addition of AbiWord is seen as a move to eventually replace the word processor component of GoBe Productive, a third party lightweight office suite currently bundled with ZETA that is no longer in development. Since AbiWord is released under the GPL, the port is expected to eventually benefit Haiku as well.
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RE: Does anyone care anymore???
by Fransexy on Thu 18th Jan 2007 20:25 UTC in reply to "Does anyone care anymore???"
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Sorry, but Zeta, Haiku, BeOS... the time has been and gone.

Yes it still has its shiny gems of sheer genius but the worlds moved on, and very quickly

Then why linux, and Macosx itīs based on a 30+ years technology (based on unix) and windows XP/vista based on 15+ years old technology (windows nt based)?
At least Beos was build from scratch, not based on anything, So strictly speaking any Beos or Beos based OS are more modern and these mainstream OS are those that not moved on

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spanglywires Member since:

All true.

Yep, they got a lot right with BeOS, but they got a lot wrong. Read around on the Haiku lists and you'll start to uncover some truths about some of the shortcomings. Particularly around the kernel.

By r5 BeOS had already started to accumulate a fair amount of its own legacy of cruft especially with BONE, the new media kit beta and OpenGL.

Consider this though. BeOS itself is around 15 years old by now.

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