Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:05 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta IsComputerOn.com takes a first look at the ZETA's multiuser capabilities currently under development. This is "a first beta, usable but still incomplete and with bugs" reports ICO. The article uses screenshots to show what multiuser looks like in ZETA, and describes how to create user accounts, as well as some of the existing problems with the implementation which, hopefully, will be fixed before release. As Magnussoft told us a few days ago, multiuser support will be available as an update to the upcoming ZETA 1.21, but no release date is mentioned.
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Reboot?
by bogomipz on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:58 UTC
bogomipz
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2005-07-11

Why does the system need a reboot after creating a new user? Not even Windows requires that.

Also, it's a bad idea to let the root user login on a desktop system. It would be more elegant if only mortal users were able to login. You would then elevate your privileges only for certain tasks, like installing software system wide or changing settings for all users. That said, this is a great leap forward, considering you were running as root (or Baron, as UID 0 was named on BeOS) the whole time prior to this.

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RE: Reboot?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:14 in reply to "Reboot?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

or Baron, as UID 0 was named on BeOS

I hope they change all references to superuser from "root" to "baron". Baron is the only proper term for superuser in BeOS.

Keep the root thing for UNIX machines.

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RE: Reboot?
by digitaldisaster on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:28 in reply to "Reboot?"
digitaldisaster Member since:
2006-01-02

it probably just needs more development, although BeOS/Zeta was designed to be POSIX complaint (and thus support multiple users) it was also implemented with a single user in mind and all previous multiple users solutions have been hack-ons. There is probably a large amount of things that need to be changed to support multiple users and so for now it is easier to ask for a reboot after creating a user and focus on getting the rest of MU support working correctly

Edited 2006-09-14 17:32

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