I think you’d find it hard to imagine anyone who uses a computer on a regular basis these days who doesn’t, at some point in their day, connect to some kind of a network. For most of us the internet is simply another tool, one we value and miss when we are disconnected from it! So, any form of os that wants to be taken seriously should be striving to offer as much connectivity as possible. It’s the one thing that is truly indespensible. If course therein lies the problem.
You can’t market an os on it’s networking abilities in todays market. The lack of networking ability will stop someone buying an os, but the fact that it has network abilities isn’t a point in it’s favour – it’s expected. So, if you’re a small group of developers working on a os then you have a a problem.
You want to make your os different and unique enough that people will look at it. For this you need features that other os’s don’t have. Where then do you allocate your scant resources? This is the situation I think that yT have gotten themselves into with Zeta.
Frankly the BONE stack, while representing an improvement beyond belief to the previous R5 effort, isn’t really up to the demands of the modern world as it stands. It’s undocmented and has soem well known bugs that make it painful to work with. It falls into the catgeory of being passable but if Zeta wishes to make an impression then it has to be improved in a big way.