Actually, it should be pretty fun; on 1.6 we urgently need people to test our Intel port and our new software focus for machines with internal iSight cameras. Then it's straight to 2.0, and all the really cool stuff in it.
It's worth pointing out that beta testing is a great way to start a career in software. It looks good on a resume, and it gets you noticed by engineers in your field -- if you submit a bunch of bugs to a company, it shows you have a keen eye and understand software, and they are going to remember your name later. Seriously, we've always known our top beta-testers by name, and they get much respect; someone might say, "Oh, O'Donnel reported a cosmetic bug in the main panel," and the engineers would be all, "O'Donnel? Dang, I better hop on that!"
I was a very active beta tester for NeXT and Lighthouse Design back when I first started my career, and ended up consulting with both of them as I started Omni. And, in turn, lots of the guys I've hired over the years first came to our attention as beta testers.
So, if all this entices you, for a limited time you can head over to our super-secret signup page, and start your new life!
UPDATE: Wow! Thank you all for your enthusiasm! We were positively buried in responses, and have all the testers we need for now. We will be periodically adding people as the current pool grows bored or moves on or what-have-you, so don't despair if you didn't make it in this round. Software always needs testers!
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