I just reviewed the list of updates in the latest release.
I am pleased. Zonbu is listening and fixing problems.
While there are still a number of areas for improvement, a vast cross section of the items that we have noted here over the last month have been addressed…
I am traveling at the moment, and can not test the release right now, but will post my full thoughts once I am back in front of my machine.
It does appear that some of the more irritating issues have been addressed, including improving MPEG2 playback support, some of the other video types in the browser, as well as fixing the “white desktop” problem.
I am confused regarding the reference to switching to MPlayer versus Flash on youtube.com, perhaps someone can elaborate?
There are even some welcome additions like the VNCViewer (although I note that my request to include the micro-app Putty hasn’t been addressed).
VNCViewer lets you connect to and manage other systems, graphically, from your Zonbu. It will be especially useful for server and desktop remote management (hmm, just like Putty is for console based systems).
As I’ve noted before, the real success of the company is going to depend on how quickly and effectively they can patch issues and provide security updates.
Assuming this momentum can be maintained through the end of the year, I think the product will be well positioned for the holiday season and then it will be time to look at a new version of the hardware.
Look for a future post on suggestions for the hardware platform.
This is an encouraging start.
Congrats to the Zonbu team.