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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Fast
by ModeenF on Thu 9th Feb 2006 11:38 UTC
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2005-07-06

I have read that gcc 3.xx was up to 30% faster than 2.xx and that gcc 4.xx is 10-20 % faster..

Zeta and BeOS uses gcc 2.95.. will be nice to see if Zeta gets faster with gcc 4.xx

Now speed are not everythning but linux had not that much support in the beginning ;)

If you only like opensource then have a look at Haiku-os.org they ar not in alpha stage but are getting there fast.

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RE: Fast
by tonestone57 on Fri 10th Feb 2006 05:55 in reply to "Fast"
tonestone57 Member since:
2005-12-31

True, Yellowtab mentioned compiling Zeta with gcc4 to improve speed (& other advantages).

What I'm wondering is which version will be with gcc4?

On their website they say the upcoming version.

Does this mean that Zeta version 1.5 will be compiled with gcc4?

Or will it be version 2.0?

I hope they mean version 2.0, because I see this as a major change that will affect program compatibility.

Haiku-OS appears to be pre-Alpha. It will be awhile before they get to beta & release candidates. Maybe December 2006 we'll have betas to play with?

Zeta is the better choice though because:
#1 Yellowtab makes money off of Zeta (which is used to pay employees).
#2 Yellowtab has lots of employees working on Zeta full time.
#3 Yellowtab is able to do more work in a given time.
#4 Yellowtab incorporates Haiku code into Zeta.

This means, that Zeta should be further along than Haiku OS once it is fully completed.

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RE[2]: Fast
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 10th Feb 2006 06:17 in reply to "RE: Fast"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I hope they mean version 2.0, because I see this as a major change that will affect program compatibility.

I think I remember reading a description of how Haiku could move to GCC 4 and keep backwards compatibility (I don't remember the details, but I believe it involved keeping a copy of the GCC 2.95-compiled system files as well). I would imagine YellowTAB could manage something like that for ZETA.

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