This was widely reported on BeOS news sites, but I wanted to just throw it out here. While security is obviously not going to be a big issue in the real world any time soon, I think these issues need to be looked at and addressed BEFORE we achieve world-domination, so we can send the black hats & script kiddies to /dev/null from day 1. Some of the points Maurice make are good... http://maurice.kaldience.com/?p=21 And while we're at the security discussion, can I just reiterate a point I make whenever I get the opportunity: People talk about multi-user as though it's the holy grail of computer security, and that you must have it for your systems to be secure. I'm not convinced: all the stuff that's actually important to me is in my home folder; that's the stuff I do backups of, and that's what I'd miss if it was erased. Multi-user doesn't change that, programmes I run can still erase my home folder, there's no check there. Rendering my system unbootable by wiping /boot/beos is a nuisance at best if I have an installation CD. I don't think rm -r /boot/beos/* is something we need to be concerned with, but rm -r /boot/home/* is a *very* big issue.