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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RE: I'll tell you why...
by Valhalla on Thu 5th Apr 2007 03:02 UTC in reply to "I'll tell you why..."
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

lucky13 wrote:
"-(After reading Eugenia's World Plan on her blog last weekend, I'm pretty sure the economics and business part of it is totally lost on her.)"

missed that one, but this one she wrote made me kind of sad:

-"One could argue that the future of BeOS lies with Haiku. But the reality is, the future of BeOS doesn’t even exist. The “operating system days” where several hobby/alternative OSes made the round in the news outlets are long gone. Linux has taken that 3rd place in the OS market and nobody gives a shit anymore about OSes like SkyOS, Syllable, ReactOS or Haiku. These OSes make a much smaller impact today than they used to do back in 2001.

This is why I tried to drive OSNews away from OSes and more into the general technology campground. There is no money to be made in operating system [news] anymore."


ouch. I have no illusions that Haiku is ever going to be anything remotely mainstream (I would SO love to be proved wrong though) but that doesn't mean I don't give a shit about it, or other alternate operating systems either for that matter. it's actually the reason I come here. I can find info on the mainstream systems practically anywhere on the web. I come here to fuel my interest for all operating systems, but those alternate ones in particular. ahwell...

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RE[2]: I'll tell you why...
by lucky13 on Thu 5th Apr 2007 04:01 in reply to "RE: I'll tell you why..."
lucky13 Member since:
2007-04-01

missed that one

I haven't seen anything so extensive in support of centralized planning since the Berlin Wall came down.
http://eugenia.blogsome.com/2007/03/26/the-perfect-society/

I come here to fuel my interest for all operating systems, but those alternate ones in particular.

So do I. I understand (and agree with) what she means, though. OSNews does a better job covering those alternative OSes than anyone else does, but they have to cover stuff that can pay the bills, too. And in fairness, the alternative OSes are still getting covered (and by Eugenia) -- just look at this article and thread.

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RE[2]: I'll tell you why...
by Elektro on Thu 5th Apr 2007 10:57 in reply to "RE: I'll tell you why..."
Elektro Member since:
2006-08-19

'Linux has taken that 3rd place in the OS market and nobody gives a shit anymore about OSes like SkyOS, Syllable, ReactOS or Haiku. These OSes make a much smaller impact today than they used to do back in 2001. '

Well, Reactos is an upcoming operating system which development will strengthen also Wine. In 2001 nobody discussed Reactos.

And Freedos is a good choice for embedded technology, which comnpetes pretty well with MS Dos 6.

Haiku is a Beos reservate but hey, there are still Amiga supporters out there and I love Geoworks.

Mac OS X was in a very similar state despite they had more money and a critical mass of customers.

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