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: General observation
by Vibe on Sun 8th Apr 2007 03:26 UTC in reply to "General observation"
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I work in advertising, and one of the most frequent complaints is that we make ads for ourselves; is there any chance that the same takes place here? With Haiku still at alpha stage(?) [when a seemingly much more advanced system can't cut it] then the breast-beating for each others BeOS variant frankly, looks like w*nkery at its finest.

This is exactly what it's about. It's why people are blubbing for patches and source code releases, and trying to find ways to wangle Bernd Korz off the hook. Personally, I can't give a damn for Zeta or BeOS MAX. In my mind they're crap and illegal. Haiku is a sound replacement and legally clean. If people shut up and waited, a workable, forward moving, and unimpeded solution will unfold soon enough.

As an experience neither Zeta or BeOS MAX cut it. The design vision of Zeta and customer relations is poor, and BeOS MAX is no more than a cranked up dead end piece of bloatware. Zeta exploited peoples dreams and BeOS MAX scratches an itch. It's all well and good but neither are credible or appealing for mainstream development or usage. Haiku could be. End of story.

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