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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RE[3]: BeOS?
by t3RRa on Thu 14th Sep 2006 21:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BeOS?"
t3RRa
Member since:
2005-11-22

Also, Joe Average doesn't use killer applications. Most people web browse, email, listen to mp3s, watch divx movies and use Office suite. If these can be done in an easy & fun way then this user will be happy.

I think that that is one of the niche markets for BeOS/Haiku! You can web browse, email, listen to mp3s, watch divx movies and use Office-suite on BeOS equally well if not easier and more convenient. Even on older legacy systems. What on earth average Joe users need more? ;)

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RE[4]: BeOS?
by the_leander on Thu 14th Sep 2006 22:56 in reply to "RE[3]: BeOS?"
the_leander Member since:
2005-07-01

Your basic points are true, sadly, there are some serious gaps to what many take for granted online - no java support, little or no flash support (does the flash 4 plugin still work?), a version of Firefox that is still not quite up to snuff compared to linux or windows (its a whole lot better then it was but still...)

With the missing bits added, as well as perhaps better codec support for some file formats (and a working VLC moz plugin to go with it) Zeta might offer a very nice platform to work from for home users on low power/legacy hardware.

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