Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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fyysik
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2006-02-19

" How many copies were downloaded or distributed before Be sold its assets?"
There are two different questions here. Downloads number reached million in first months. +CD copies in several magazines. Sales was measured merely in tenths of thousands, AFAIK.

"Like I wrote, AFTER the deal fell through." - AFTER is useless then in your first posting.
4 years is really huge huge time in IT-bussiness world.
So, if it meant under hood "immediately after" - that's wrong.
If it was meant as reason-replacement word ("due failure with Apple deal") - that's also very uncertain, as lot of things really happened inbetween, each of these adding its own reasoning summarized to that "shifting focus to BeIA and giving desktop version for free" decision.

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lucky13 Member since:
2007-04-01

AFTER is useless then in your first posting.

No, it isn't.

as lot of things really happened inbetween, each of these adding its own reasoning summarized to that "shifting focus to BeIA and giving desktop version for free" decision.

Not really. Be's business model was dependent on licensing/selling BeOS to Apple for the Mac, with which they were never going to be able to compete with their own BeBoxes. Everything that happened after Apple brought Jobs back was contingency, not to mention entirely inadequate to float a sinking ship.

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