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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Zeta ain't betta'...
by Luposian on Fri 19th Jan 2007 02:02 UTC
Luposian
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2005-07-27

It's the same ol', same ol'... being worked on and sold by a different company. It is, in it's own way, a form of Amiga. :-) Just pushed along from one company to the next, endlessly.

Haiku, on the other hand, is written from scratch to be the TRUE successor to BeOS. Zeta is just what was left of the "next version" of the original BeOS and tacked on from there.

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RE: Zeta ain't betta'...
by arielb on Fri 19th Jan 2007 06:03 in reply to "Zeta ain't betta'..."
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

yes but Haiku needs Zeta. they need it now because a usable OS today (which haiku is not) means software that will be available for haiku. Without zeta, the beos community would have evaporated long ago and nobody left to care once haiku is ready to take its place.

Haiku needs zeta later because while free distribution is good, Haiku will need paid developers to keep improving it. Haiku in a zeta box means publicity and retail placement and it could also come with patented things like codecs that can't be included in a free Haiku distro. There's also needed support.

Will magnussoft become the next redhat? They could if they really want to. Let's see what happens but haiku won't depend on it

Edited 2007-01-19 06:06

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