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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RE[2]: Waiting For Haiku
by Vibe on Tue 20th Mar 2007 06:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Waiting For Haiku"
Vibe
Member since:
2007-03-12

Can't say I'm impressed by Zeta's management or the IP ownership claims. So far, the whole thing just looks like a money pit to me. Positioning Haiku as an ARB could help attract more vendor interest, as a way of routing around Windows and Linux issues.

In any case, the big problem of Microsoft's vendor contracts still exists. Banning them from lock-in, discounting, and advertising sponsership looks like the way ahead, but that requires action at a regulatory level.

I'm surprised Sony never picked up BeOS for the Playstation 3. Haiku and the Playstation 3 would go well together, and getting a company with their clout and resources behind Haiku would be useful.

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RE[3]: Waiting For Haiku
by transputer_guy on Tue 20th Mar 2007 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Waiting For Haiku"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

Funny you mentioned Sony, did you ever see their joint project eVilla, didn't work out so well (discussed here years ago). They were in the computer store around here, nobody noticed it.

I don't think any large company or benefactor can ever support BeOS unless it is completely free of Windows involvement so no Sony. Just realized MS also means Mark Shuttleworth.

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RE[4]: Waiting For Haiku
by Vibe on Wed 21st Mar 2007 05:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Waiting For Haiku"
Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

I don't think any large company or benefactor can ever support BeOS unless it is completely free of Windows involvement so no Sony.

Sony turned down Microsoft as a supplier for the Playstation 3 OS, if I recall. In any case, I'm sure Sony has plenty of ideas boiling away of their own. I guess, we'll just have to wait and see.

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