Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Zeta "I've been working off-and-on writing a review/overview of the Zeta LiveCD, but one topic in particular kept distracting me: the question of whether or not the demo CD can be installed and run from a hard drive partition. My experimentation ended up growing into an article of its own and the short answer is 'no'. For all the gory details, read on."
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Who wants to pay for it?
by rx182 on Mon 9th Jan 2006 15:32 UTC
rx182
Member since:
2005-07-08

An old BeOS fanactic I know bought it a few months ago and I played with it a bit (~ an hour).

I was not impressed at all. It was buggy, limited and looked completely outdated. I personally think it's a waste of money to actually pay for it. You can just get Linux for free anyway because it's not like Zeta is a completely new OS: it's just a recycled BeOS that includes all the GNU tools as usual.

My 0,02$

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RE: Who wants to pay for it?
by w-ber on Tue 10th Jan 2006 11:03 in reply to "Who wants to pay for it?"
w-ber Member since:
2005-08-21

Nothing new in ZETA? Well, aside from the huge number of bugfixes, they're switching to GCC4 this year (probably). That means both breaking binary compatibility with BeOS R5 and a plethora of new possibilities. They're also porting OpenOffice and hacking away with Translators, Mediakit, etc.

Besides, comparing Linux to ZETA is like comparing Windows to Linux. They are different, even though both contain GNU utilities and both have a GUI.

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