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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RE: Price
by ThawkTH on Mon 9th Jan 2006 19:11 UTC in reply to "Price"
ThawkTH
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2005-07-06

Agreed. Most are simply NOT willing to shell out so much cash for Zeta.

I can go buy BeOS 5 pro for $20, on a CD, with manuals.

Zeta simply hasn't proven it offers anything different besides some new/updated programs and drivers. Only the most die-hard or financially able BEOS fans/interested users will pay.

Zeta - give us a personal edition or something. A demo?
Or a decent liveCD, one that's freely available (on all their sites and torrents), released as a standard .iso, and with something interesting to go with it.

At it's present speed and course, Zeta isn't getting anywhere. Haiku will be far superior in a shorter period of time - and Zeta has had EVERY advantage (except perhaps Open Source - some will feel it's an advantage others not).

Anxiously Awaiting a modern Be,
Todd

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RE[2]: Price
by stew on Tue 10th Jan 2006 11:37 in reply to "RE: Price"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

Zeta simply hasn't proven it offers anything different besides some new/updated programs and drivers.

Compared to R5 Pro? There's (stable, not Dano) BONE, localization support, updates to Media Kit, a new USB2 stack (including support for booting from USB sticks), a faster kernel that knows dual-core, Hyperthreading and more than 1GB RAM and active support (try calling a hotline for R5 Pro).

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