Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 17:52 UTC, submitted by alexorizor
Zeta Bernd Korz has announced that the Zeta development team and Magnussoft are parting ways [German]. The team and Bernd will continue to develop Zeta, and the service pack (Zeta v1.51) will still be released in the coming weeks.
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I'm no expert
by JPisini on Sat 24th Mar 2007 00:35 UTC
JPisini
Member since:
2006-01-24

I'm no expert on law in this country never mind other countries so I don't know if it's legal or not. What I know is I bought and paid for Zeta neo and 1.0 and 1.2 and I enjoyed every one. I had issues with video drivers recently so I emailed Bernd he could have ignored me but me and him sent over a dozen emails back and forth. Now I never did get everything working but he went the extra mile in my book to help me. So everyone that wants to bad mouth Bernd that has never met him or used the product really should lay off.

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RE: I'm no expert
by stew on Sat 24th Mar 2007 11:17 in reply to "I'm no expert"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

Correct. I met Bernd in person at a Begeistert a few years ago and I can assure you that he's very enthousiastic about BeOS and Zeta. And contrary to many people who post here claiming how they care about BeOS, he is investing personal time and money in it.

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RE[2]: I'm no expert
by Alchemy on Sat 24th Mar 2007 16:01 in reply to "I'm no expert"
Alchemy Member since:
2007-03-24

It is so easy to sling mud and make crybaby comments but it is so hard to actually engage and move a difficult project forward. Bernd is not perfect but he has done a lot for the BeOS community.

The hard work put into Haiku is astounding and really inspirational. Zeta came along and also moved BeOS along by bringing out an upgraded commercial product that could be loaded onto today's modern hardware. I have enjoyed them and I don't hesitate to purchase BeOS related products. I actually want to financially support work on BeOS where it is of use to me.

I wish Bernd well and hope this all works out for the best. I would like to see lots of people making money and bringing lots of cool ideas into reality around BeOS technology. This would make me happy to see lots of different groups thriving.

Fortunately those that want to cry about this or that don't have to use it and hopefully once they get a little attention they will move elsewhere. I am off to check out Purplus.

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RE[3]: I'm no expert
by Yomama on Sat 24th Mar 2007 17:51 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm no expert"
Yomama Member since:
2005-07-21

Haiku is supporting the Beos Community not Zeta/Yellowtab. Mr. Korz saw an opportunity to take money from the community and made a business out of it. I have to give him credit for doing so and for the effort he put in to the business. However, the prices Yellowtab charges for this outdated OS is outrages in my opinion especially compared with all the good and advanced alternative OS's we have around us. For a new newcomer in this competitive market you have to provide something special or offer something for free in order for developers and end user to jump on board. My guess is he will be releasing small updates to the OS and will charge a premium for it until Haiku is ready for their release and later will use the source code from them.

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RE[3]: I'm no expert
by Vibe on Sun 25th Mar 2007 05:15 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm no expert"
Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

Fortunately those that want to cry about this or that don't have to use it and hopefully once they get a little attention they will move elsewhere.

Who cares if people "cry" or "emote". The bottom line is OS News needs to be more rigorous in its treatment, and Bernd needs to come up with proof of Zeta's legitimacy and management competence. Until then, both OS News and Zeta are clowns. Don't like it? Deal with it.

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