Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2007 19:42 UTC
Zeta In July 2005, OSNews reviewed the 1.0 version of what was then YellowTAB Zeta. I concluded: "I have a clear-cut impression of what Zeta R1 is: it is by far the best 'distribution' of BeOS currently available. The hardware support is, when compared to r5, significantly better. Stability-wise, Zeta R1 is a huge leap forward when compared to older versions. Some areas still need work; but they are mostly minor things, nothing that will stop you from using this operating system as your full-time, primary system." A lot has changed over the past 15 months; YellowTAB went belly-up, Magnussoft took over the development of Zeta, and to top it off, Zeta went multiuser. Not too long ago, Mangussoft released Zeta 1.5; here is my review.
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by transputer_guy on Mon 19th Mar 2007 21:40 UTC
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I would guess the vast majority of BeOS/Zeta users are using multiple computers anyway so the fact that BeOS can't do everything yet is not really a serious problem although the Office side is the weakest link for me, Gobe does look pretty old today.

Perhaps the USB hub problem was a not enough power issue for unpowered hubs. I have a USB1 hub that works fine with R5 with KB & optical mouse but fails on another W2K PC, KB demands too much power, maybe the R5 PC puts out more current than the W2K PC, who knows.

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RE: agreed
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2007 21:43 in reply to "agreed"
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Perhaps the USB hub problem was a not enough power issue for unpowered hubs.

My hubs are externally powered.

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