Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jul 2005 18:09 UTC
Zeta I've always been a huge fan of BeOS. However, there was no denying the fact that the BeOS was getting old. As many other BeOS fans, I closely followed two projects: Haiku, and yellowTAB's Zeta. The latter released 1.0 a few weeks ago. Here are the findings of an old BeOS user.
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rayiner
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2005-07-06

But you couldn't move the tab in relation to it's window, could you? Because don't you end up with a full window on the left, and a very thin window on the right when doing this?

Yes, you could. Moving the tab doesn't change the shapeo f the window, it moves the tab. Instead of having it on the far left, you could put it in the middle, or on the right, or whatever.

How is opening new windows for everything you click a good thing compared to using back and forward? I hated the clutter it gave on Windows and same on BeOS.

Having one window per folder strengthens the "folder == window" metaphor, as well is making it possible to actually use drag & drop to manage files. Most Windows users I know don't use drag & drop, they use copy & paste (because going to another folder means you can't see your original folder anymore). The problem is, there is no way to copy and paste files without either knowing how to use the right-click menu or knowing how to use the keyboard shortcuts (which is a UI design no-no).

Having used spatial Nautilus for a good six months in GNOME, I have to say its kind of hard to go back to anything else. BeOS's Tracker wasn't really spatial, but it was better than the "browser" paradigm.

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"Having used spatial Nautilus for a good six months in GNOME, I have to say its kind of hard to go back to anything else"

amen! that is one thing I thought was horrible.... UNTIL i used it and got used to it now it is like tabbed browsing - nothing you miss until you use it then you wonder how you ever lived without it....

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Any MacOS user from the "good old days" will know this feeling. (=

Spacial is neat, relationalt database is better ;)

Cheers,
. Knut

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Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, you could.<snip>

Ah, that elucidates a lot. Now I've only got to figure out how to shift the tabs.. ;)

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togs Member since:
2005-07-06

If I recall correctly, you press Shift and drag the tab with your mouse.

Long time between drinks though.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Having used spatial Nautilus for a good six months in GNOME, I have to say its kind of hard to go back to anything else. BeOS's Tracker wasn't really spatial

What's not spatial about it? Unless you have "single window browse" turned on, the only non-spatial feature I've come across is that Tracker (irritatingly) lets you open additional windows for the same folder *if* they're in different workspaces. Originally it didn't do that, but some misguided soul "fixed" it when Tracker was made open source.

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