Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Mar 2006 09:42 UTC, submitted by DaaT
Zeta IsComputerOn (back from some downtime) has previewed the latest ZETA 1.2, still in beta testing, soon to be available to the general public. "Well, this is not the final 1.2 version, but so far my experience with this beta (and the previous ones) has been very pleasant. Stability issues have been (mostly) solved, speed has increased and the overall look has improved as well (the new buttons, tabs, the default decor has been improved too), making this a good experience throughout the beta testing." Many screenshots included, boys and girls. Expect a review of a 1.2 beta on OSNews too, soon.
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RE[5]: Good, but...
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Mar 2006 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good, but..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

"Really? Tell the phone companies to shut down that multi-million dollars ringtones market, then. People don't care about that, don't they?"

Computers arent mobile phones. Your computer sits in your home, immobile, and is at the most seen by your family and a couple of friends. A phone is with you everywhere, seen and heard by a lot of people and is somewhat of a fashion statement in itself.
Thus people care much more about the looks and style of the latter than they do of the former.
As long as the default theme is reasonably pleasing to the eye users arent going to bother too much with changing it. They are more interested in how to easily get their photos on the computer and send them to their friends than changing the color of the buttons or the shape of the window borders.

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RE[6]: Good, but...
by Jack Burton on Tue 28th Mar 2006 06:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Good, but..."
Jack Burton Member since:
2005-07-06

"As long as the default theme is reasonably pleasing to the eye users arent going to bother too much with changing it."

I second that.
There are roughly 90 "people-with-pc" where I work, and while most of them wants to have a nice picture as background (be it their son, their pet, or whatever), only some people change the color of the interface.

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RE[7]: Good, but...
by biffuz on Tue 28th Mar 2006 09:15 in reply to "RE[6]: Good, but..."
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

"There are roughly 90 "people-with-pc" where I work, and while most of them wants to have a nice picture as background (be it their son, their pet, or whatever), only some people change the color of the interface."

Because they don't know how to change it, or they can't find a theme that suit their tastes, or the themes don't work well. You said they change the desktop picture: it's exactly the same point, they're changing the look of the computer.
I agree that a fancy interface is not an important feature from a technical point of view, but it is a big selling point, Apple taught us that: a lot of people admire the OSX look, what stops them from buying a Mac is the lack of applications they need (or the fact they have to change their habits).

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