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[7]: Good, but...
by biffuz on Tue 28th Mar 2006 09:15 UTC 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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RE[8]: Good, but...
by Jack Burton on Tue 28th Mar 2006 09:33 in reply to "RE[7]: Good, but..."
Jack Burton Member since:
2005-07-06

"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"

They know, they just don't care about this.

"You said they change the desktop picture: it's exactly the same point, they're changing the look of the computer."

No, it's a different matter. They want the picture of their sons on the pc, not a flashy look.

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RE[9]: Good, but...
by biffuz on Tue 28th Mar 2006 10:51 in reply to "RE[8]: Good, but..."
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

"No, it's a different matter. They want the picture of their sons on the pc, not a flashy look."

Teach them how to change it, and they will if possible (and if they don't hate computers altogether). Almost everybody I teached to did. They now even look at the PC with a more friendly eye!

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