BeBug, the Belgian BeOS User Group, made a trip to YellowTAB's headquarters in Mannheim, Germany. They talked to various people inside the company, including CEO Bernd Korz. Lots of pictures inside. Elsewhere, HaikuNews has a short interview with the developer who ported the BeOS 3D accelerant to RISC OS.
YellowTab recently announced the opening of a "job centre" on its web site, with three jobs listed: Bug hunter, Builder Engineer and RAD GUI. You'd need to move to Germany and know German, but there are few actual jobs in alternative OS development these days, so bust out those "Learn German in Three Days Under Hypnosis" tapes, and get going!
Yellowtab's Zeta (pronounced "zeeta") is now declared golden. They are taking orders now and it will ship in about 2 weeks.
ICO brings the new look at the upcoming Zeta R1 via new screenshots (pronounced "zeeta"). In them you can see the new Network preferences panel, Printer panel using CUPS and the Theme manager.
Bernd Korz, yellowTAB's CEO, was over here tonight and we had a little talk about the progress of the yellowTAB business and the upcoming Zeta 1.0 (screenshots included).
At BeGeistert 14 Daniel "daat" Teixeira from IsComputerOn and Chris Simmons from HaikuNews spent 40 minutes interviewing YellowTab's Bernd Korz and Alan Westbrook, and we covered such topics as the use of GCC, Java, what's new with Zeta, and more. Pictures from the event here.
There are a lot of stories going round about yellowTAB and the Zeta kernel. To put an end to this, ZetaNews decided to have a closer look at the latest kernel included in the "Venture" beta of the Zeta OS. We have also tested the kernel on a wide range of new processors.
NewsForge offers a preview of yellowTAB's upcoming Zeta 1.0 while elsewhere, the Haiku app_server is now able to draw to screen, accelerated, under Haiku.
YellowTab talks about the details of the showcase of Zeta 1.0 on Cebit.
Here is a list of news from CeBIT regarding yellowTAB's Zeta 1.0:
yellowTAB is pleased to announce that it will unveil version 1.0 of its flagship product, the Zeta Operating System, at Cebit 2005. Zeta 1.0 will incorporate many fixes over previous versions, as well as some new exciting features.
Coded by momoziro, an (early) alpha version of NetBFS is now available. NetBFS is a native network fs for Zeta. For more details and a screenshot head over to ICO.
Driver guru Rudolf Cornelissen has started a project to try and make 3D hardware acceleration a reality in BeOS/Zeta. He's working to integrate the Nvidia driver and MESA, using as an example the utahGLX driver. For more details read the article over to IsComputerOn.
yellowTAB announced the immediate availability of the long awaited Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Zeta Neo. This service pack addresses bugs reported in previous versions of Zeta, and offers users the opportunity to enjoy the improvements done to the operating system as development keeps moving towards a Zeta 1.0 release.
Today yellowTAB announced that a service pack for Zeta Neo should be out sime time around the end of the month. Besides fixing unnamed bugs, this pack is also reported to improve PPP performance for both dial-up and xDSL users.
The first issue of Zeta's Magazine (in German), Zemag, is now online. ZetaNews has more details.
BeOS/Zeta user group JPBE.net recently exhibited at the Kansai Open Source 2004 show held in Osaka, Japan, inviting yellowTAB Senior Development Engineer Bruno G. Albuquerque to host a seminar on OpenBFS, and to demo the latest version of Zeta OS. News site www.iscomputeron.com now carries a report of Kansai Open Source 2004, while videos of the OpenBFS session and an on stage Zeta demo are also available from JPBE.net. Also, C# for BeOS.
While development towards Zeta OS 1.0 advances at a steady pace, yellowTAB has decided to do an interim release called Zeta Neo, so that users can enjoy the many enhancements incorporated into the Zeta OS so far. Zeta Neo has a long list of improvements over previous versions of Zeta, including two new applications, updated and new drivers, support for IDE hard disc drives larger than 120GB, redesigned Preference panels, improved and expanded localisation support, updated development tools, and an expanded Zeta Manual.
The BBC's Click Online show this weekend carried a report on Apple's forthcoming OS, Tiger. The report focuses on Apple's move to introduce personal search technology in the release, called Spotlight. On other televised news, YellowTAB is now selling computers with Zeta in them, via the RTL TV Shop.