Home > Zeta > Humor: yellowTab Changes Zeta’s Name to ‘Beta’ Humor: yellowTab Changes Zeta’s Name to ‘Beta’ Eugenia Loli 2004-08-01 Zeta 9 Comments From humor site, Bedoper: “In light of recent legal challenges regarding ‘Lindows’, Double-Clicking and Source Code, yellowTab GMBH, Inc., Ltd. has elected to nip this business in the bud by renaming our forthcoming operating system ‘Beta’.“ About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2004-08-01 1:56 am Anonymous ookaaay… 2004-08-01 2:35 am Anonymous He cracks me up with his dry sense of humor. I like the link for ‘SCOR17’, and the t-shirts to Amiga users. 2004-08-01 5:47 am Anonymous since most stuff released by YT are beta stuff. — http://bebox.nu/forums/ 2004-08-01 6:38 am Anonymous i consider every piece of software beta and experimental. but if these girls come with the package i order one. 2004-08-01 10:02 am Anonymous I miss the real BeDope. <sniff> 2004-08-01 3:45 pm Anonymous I can’t believe someone even bothered to post a story on this. 2004-08-01 3:52 pm Anonymous Even the first line had me in stitches: “released the following communiqué via their previously secret community relations blog:” 2004-08-02 3:33 am Anonymous Ah… there is nothing better than seeing ‘competition’ being humored about in such ways 🙂 Of course I stay say quiet that I pretty much avoid such things altogether. I still can’t believe they haven’t applied any of the font repairs and rendering improvements I demonstrated to them very early on. Oh well, I’ll just keep up my snail-paced advance, while heading in a very specific direction, and let them develop until they go bust, then hog up everything that is left 🙂 I would really like to know why anyone would have invested into yellowTAB knowing they did not have the source legally. Oh, probably a lie somewhere.. oh well, who cares. Source actually is not that important… until you want to make changes in kernel space or pre-boot. Hit that wall a few times. –The loon 2004-08-02 9:45 am Anonymous >> I still can’t believe they haven’t applied any of the font repairs and rendering improvements I demonstrated to them very early on. << They were removed for the simple reason that everyone found them to look terrible.