Linked by David Courtney on Wed 8th Feb 2006 22:48 UTC
Zeta Even though I ordered Zeta from an official US reseller store, the product box I received was in the German language (at least part of it was). I recognized the company name, yellowTAB, and the name of the operating system, Zeta. But all other information printed on the box, including the system requirements, were printed in German.
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I liked this review...
by DeadFishMan on Thu 9th Feb 2006 03:36 UTC
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2006-01-09

Itīs the first one that Iīve seen lately that do not spend pages and pages with the installation of the OS (which, by many accounts, is the most important part of an OS... Yeah, right!). Those make me throw up.

Regarding Zeta itself, I think that it is alright. I like the look & feel and the responsiveness of it and I can do almost everything that I need with it. Gobe Productive is more than enough for my office needs, too. The things that are deal breakers for me are that it is single user (Sorry! I canīt do without proper multi-user support today, even on a home environment) and that it is lagging behind in several areas when compared to the "big 3". The only thing that the BeOS platform have going for it right now is the fact that some *nix software is being ported to it, but in some cases, they arenīt even being mantained anymore.

Thatīs a sad state of things since BeOS/Zeta is so pleasant to use but I canīt see it replacing my current OS as a everyday OS what would put it on my "Hobby OSes" category and I agree that its price is a bit expensive for that.

If they drop the price a little bit, I can see this becoming a good deal to setup computers to be used by new users, though.

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