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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 However, the prices Yellowtab charges for this outdated OS is outrages in my opinion especially compared with all the good and advanced alternative OS's we have around us.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.
Yomama I disagree I love BeOS just downloaded the latest Max version myself but BeOS doesn't work with wireless my Zeta does that alone makes it worth the money to me. I give money to Linux developers not because I have to as we all know I can get Linux for free I do it to support what I believe in. I believed in Zeta and it hasn't let me down I find it very usable and if there was a decent PIM with Palm support I could use it as my only OS Haiku is a great project I wish them only the best but it is nowhere near as polished and easy to use as Zeta is at this point. I stand by my original post Bernd went the extra mile in my book instead of complaining about him help people in the community out and make a difference.
I respect your opinion. Good to hear Zeta works well for you.