Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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Virus and exploits?

I surely don't want exploited applications to have full access to the complete hard disk.

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That has nothing to do with multiuser though. That has to do with privilege level. The way both Windows 7 and Mac OS X (and a few Linux desktop distros) allow privilege escalation is the way forward, not adding extra accounts and complexity. (Though Windows 7 is a bit weak, not requiring a Password all of the time.) So as an example, I have a single account on my Macbook under Lion, but I get asked to provide credentials whenever I do anything "dangerous". Under Snow Leopard, I went one further and created an admin account and revoked admin rights from my default account, but that was total overkill.

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