Last Updated on: 1st June 2023, 06:42 pm

Web site: www.zeta-os.com (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Tracker
Architecture: x86
Based on: BeOS
Wikipedia: ZETA
The last version | Released: 1.5 | February 28, 2007

Zeta – a commercial operating system based on BeOS and developed by the yellowTAB company (later: magnussoft). Zeta is an attempt to update BeOS with support being added for new hardware, USB 2.0, VoIP, and other new support features.

Zeta Version 1.0 was released in summer 2005.

Zeta 1.2 was released in April 2006. New in this release is the enhanced support for SATA devices, new audio/video codecs (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, XviD), additional graphic and printer driver. The interface was redesigned, the in past release required activation was removed. The software publisher magnussoft takes over the YellowTab zeta operating system with May 2006 and provides the worldwide distribution and further development exclusively.

Zeta 1.21 live CD from 2006-09-25 is limited in the sense that no programs can be installed and no files can be stored.

In April 2007 the magnussoft company stopped the distribution of ZETA in reaction to allegations that ZETA constituted an illegal unlicensed derivative of the BeOS source code and binaries.

2003 Oct. – Zeta RC1
2004 Jan. – Zeta RC2
2004 June – Zeta RC3
2004 Oct. – Zeta Neo, SP1 at Dec. 2004
2005 June – Zeta 1.0
2006 April – Zeta 1.2
2006 Sept. – Zeta 1.21
2007 March – Zeta 1.5, Professional Upgrade for 1.21

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6 thoughts on “Zeta”

  1. I have managed to download Zeta 1.21 but it is not the .iso file I expected. Instead I have two files, zeta121.bin and zeta121.cue; the question is, ‘how to install with these files?’

    • I’m assuming that the author has long solved this- but for future onlookers, a .cue file tells your burning software how to write a file to a disk, this is similar to burning PS1 games. Basically just get a software that supports it and feed both in.

  2. If you are interested, I have the whole set of the Zeta Os. Zeta 1.0, Zeta 1.21, Zeta 1.five,
    Media Fire Pro and games from amiga classic gold.

  3. I did upload Zeta RC3, Neo, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.21, 1.5 and 1.5b5 to vetusware

    But yeah, they are cue/bin. BeOS and ZETA installation CDs won’t work with simple iso files.


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