Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 14:14 UTC, submitted by fran
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku's 64bit port is progressing nicely. "As you can see, this looks pretty much like a regular Haiku desktop. There's still a lot of things missing, though - not many apps or drivers yet. However, most things should be fairly simple to get working, typically just a few compilation fixes."
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znby
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2012-02-03

I think it's is going to be added in R2. R1 is designed to backwards compatible with the last release of BeOS, and introducing multi user support would doubtlessly break a lot of stuff.

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Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

Back in the days, PhosphorOS introduced basic multi user support. Also an (officially unreleased) ZETA 1.51 also supported multi-user support. I cannot recall experiencing incompatibilities with these implementations.

Note: PhosphorOS' implementation was not really secure: hitting control-alt-delete, killing the login task, and then clicking restart desktop gave you a desktop as the default 'baron' user. But this was experimental, and besides, PhosphorOS was a BeOS distro, so based on closed source software. (I think it was Dan0 based)

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Was it ctri+alt+delete? That sounds like a Windows shortcut. BeOS never had an inbuilt task manager.

Dano (Dan0 doesn't exist, Dano0 does, Dano was the designation, Dano0 was part of the build name, as was Maui0 for R5 and Genki0 for R4.5) source was leaked. Yellow tab had it. This is all pretty clear.

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vasper Member since:
2005-07-22

Techinically the multiuser approach to Zeta 1.5 was full of holes. Just some simlinks and access checks.

Edited 2012-08-31 11:09 UTC

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