Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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Sharing a PC between different siblings/family members, especially if there's a wide age gap between users, you need multiple user accounts. Settings, documents and browsing histories should ideally be separate and password protected. That's what my little cousins use at their house.

The trend is that everyone has (at least) one own computer, and if you want to share something you do it using the cloud (google drive etc.). And seems more and more stuff is going in the direction of the internet. Now even I prefer using grooveshark,....

That means, at least for haiku, multi-user is not someting crucial. Of course, if you have for example public pc's at school, of course there you need multi-user. But for the people targeted by haiku, it's very unlikely that multi-user is needed. There was even a poll, wha the haiku-users want to have in the R1 release, and muti-user was not choosen by the users. The haiku users have choosen that there are more important stuff that they want on haiku, they voted against multi-user, so there is no sense at the moment to insist on muti-user.

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