Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 06:01 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs The second big version of the professional radio automation system TuneTracker was just released June 1st and goes where no other has gone before, in more ways than one. For one thing, the TuneTracker System doesn't run under Windows. It uses the media-friendly Be Operating System. For another, it shatters all kinds of price-performance barriers for professional radio broadcasting software. "This rivals my (other station's) $15,000 system," says Mike Chandler of WOBS, Florida of the $149.95 TuneTracker System, who has been using the Beta version for months. "As a matter of fact, it has less hiccups." And now it can be yours! Read more on how you can win a free copy of TuneTracker 2! Update: The lucky winner is Daniel Mark! Congratulations Daniel!
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Is this:
by Speed on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 06:25 UTC

Is this:

1. A sign of the lengths people will go to find something to run on BeOS?

2. Pointless, since radio stations can afford the best with all the payola they get?

3. Really the latest version of KaZaA?

4. Going to crash at every Celine Dion song?

5. Of limited value running on a dead OS?

6. Better than iTunes?

Re: Is this:
by Eugenia on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 06:35 UTC

>1. A sign of the lengths people will go to find something to run on BeOS?

No my friend. This is just a competition. If you do not like the product, PLEASE do not enter.

>2. Pointless, since radio stations can afford the best with all the payola they get?

Not everyone can afford a professional-level radio station that costs thousands of dollars.

>3. Really the latest version of KaZaA?

You are clueless.

>4. Going to crash at every Celine Dion song?

If your radio station is going to play Celine Dion's songs, you better close your "shop" today.

>5. Of limited value running on a dead OS?

Depends how you see it. When you are running a radio station, you want all its power to go on it. You don't watch videos at the same time, or render a 3D scene. Therefore, even if it runs on a dead OS, or DOS, or in BIOS, or via a calculator, it does not matter. The OS is free, and the fact that it is BeOS and not something else, it does not matter. What it matters is that TuneTracker does a hell of a job for less money, and runs better under this "utility" OS that will make sure it will run your radio station. What OS that is, it is no concern of you.

Have you ever heard of the embedded market?
Does it matter what OS your DVD or VHS is running on?

>6. Better than iTunes

What iTunes has to do with TuneTracker?

Some people are so cluless, that really get into my nervers.

Smart ass.

Re: Is this:
by Sean Graham on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 07:15 UTC

5. Of limited value running on a dead OS?

I have no experience in radio or with TuneTracker, but to see the length of time a "dead platform" can hang around, look at the cable tv stations STILL using Amiga 2000s equipped with Video Toasters for various uses (such as commercial production and community billboard type stuff).

Just because a platform is dead to you doesn't mean it's dead to the world...

Wow...
by Speed on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 07:31 UTC

Talk about humorless and ornery... Is everybody but me into wearing hair shirts and cursing the darkness? Sheesh!

TuneTracker is a great product
by tantalic on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 09:48 UTC

As a TuneTracker user I must encourage anyone who has ever seriously thought about starting an internet radio station to enter this contest, and if you don't win to buy the product. At just under $150 it is a steal, it's features and performance per dollar are unmatched.

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by rajan on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 10:02 UTC

1. A sign of the lengths people will go to find something to run on BeOS?

Actually, development time for this product was cutted down because they didn't have to reinvent the wheel in order to support most features.

Anyway, I know a lot of banks you are still using OS/2.... which is dead, unless you consider eComStation anything good.

2. Pointless, since radio stations can afford the best with all the payola they get?

You obviously didn't read the article. Just a nice little quote:

"TuneTracker is targeted at a different market than the big dogs are, which is why we're keeping the price so low", says Dane Scott of TuneTracker Systems. "We want the small commercial operations, non-profit and non-commercial stations, LPFM, streaming Internet stations, broadcast classes, drive-by radio, hospital radio, and all the other emerging venues for radio broadcasting that need more quality than they think they can afford... We've done things with this package that have never been done in this price range before, and it'll be exciting to see what happens with it."

So, while at it, want to get hospitals in Palestine to buy a new IBM super computer?

3. Really the latest version of KaZaA?

Kazaa is an P2P shareware, totally unrelated.

4. Going to crash at every Celine Dion song?

Radio stations don't normally use consumer CDs.

5. Of limited value running on a dead OS?

Tell that to ATM managers that run OS/2.

6. Better than iTunes?

iTunes is a consumer jukebox program. When it was first release, it couldn't even get Internet radio, no less in creating one.

Talk about humorless and ornery... Is everybody but me into wearing hair shirts and cursing the darkness? Sheesh!

LOL, if you have spoken anything with facts lately... ;)



OT: Is there any patch for BeOS Personal Edition to run on KT133 mobos? I'm just checking this OS out. (It should be running on WinMe.)

Re: ... (OT)
by Harvest T. Moon on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 10:07 UTC

"OT: Is there any patch for BeOS Personal Edition to run on KT133 mobos? I'm just checking this OS out. (It should be running on WinMe.)"
the problem is not the mobo but the cpu running on it.
and yes, there are patches to get AMD XP working with BeOS (i myself run a XP 1800+ on a KT266 mobo)

Yet another...
by Richard Fillion on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 13:01 UTC

"quality" post by Speed. (sorry for trolling, just trying to make him realize that he should actually THINK before posting such shit.)

Re: Re: ... (OT)
by rajan on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 13:05 UTC

the problem is not the mobo but the cpu running on it.
and yes, there are patches to get AMD XP working with BeOS (i myself run a XP 1800+ on a KT266 mobo)


Good, I'll try to download the OS by this year, if my ISP permits (yes, it's that bad).

KT133 mainboards
by David Huff on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 13:58 UTC

rajan wrote:
OT: Is there any patch for BeOS Personal Edition to run on KT133 mobos?

I have run BeOS 5.0x with an AMD Duron 850 on a KT133 chipset mainboard (the Asus A7Pro) w/o any difficulty. No special "drivers" or configuration needed.

However, there is apparently some special configs needed for newer AMD cores (see other posts to that effect ;)

Re: KT133 mainboards
by rajan on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 16:23 UTC

I have run BeOS 5.0x with an AMD Duron 850 on a KT133 chipset mainboard (the Asus A7Pro) w/o any difficulty. No special "drivers" or configuration needed.

I'm just checking. I'm downloading it right now. Hopefully, it would play nice to my C-Media sound card and Intel 850m GPU. Hopefully too it would play nice with 128mb of RAM (cause apparently, KDE 3.0 can't). And hopefully with my D-Link NIC 10/100 card...

Hmm, what's a good browser on BeOS? Old Opera? BeZilla? Net Optimist? orrrr Net Positive?

Anyway, I have a AMD Duron 700mhz.

Heh
by Shice on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 17:09 UTC

6. Better than iTunes?

Well, as I understand it, it uses SoundPlay (which is better than iTunes), so I'd say "yes" ;)

Hope I win!
by Dutch_Cap on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 18:18 UTC

Boy oh boy, I do hope I win!

I'll finally be able to start PUKE Radio - PUnk and sKa radio Europe :-)

re: is this
by Kevin on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 18:25 UTC

>4. Going to crash at every Celine Dion song?

If your radio station is going to play Celine Dion's songs, you better close your "shop" today.


LMAO!!! I agree. ;)

re: OT
by Kevin on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 18:28 UTC

OT: Is there any patch for BeOS Personal Edition to run on KT133 mobos? I'm just checking this OS out

The kt133 mobos work fine in beos, you don't need to patch them. If you have an athlonxp xpu you will need to patch beos for that tho.

re: KT133 mainboards
by Kevin on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 18:31 UTC

Hmm, what's a good browser on BeOS?Old Opera? BeZilla? Net Optimist? orrrr Net Positive?

BeZilla is very nice. RC3 is out, and it runs nicely on my system. I'd reccomend getting bezilla, it's the best that's out for beos right now.

rajan r...
by CattBeMac on Mon 3rd Jun 2002 21:18 UTC

>>Hmm, what's a good browser on BeOS? Old Opera? BeZilla? Net Optimist? orrrr Net Positive?<<

I'll have to say Net+, but unfortunately it is way behind the times and the guys working on Net Optimist hope to recapture the spirit in Net+ with some latest and greatest techno!

RE: Rajan, c-Media sound card
by iWindoze on Tue 4th Jun 2002 01:46 UTC

Beos was able to play well with my c-media
sound card on my old box, so I assume you
shouldn't have any problems with it--the fun
part will be finding the driver, now that the
os is 'dead'. The driver at that time (two or
three years ago) was experimental, and unsupported
by the manufacturer.



bezilla?
by rajan r on Tue 4th Jun 2002 05:53 UTC

BeZilla is very nice. RC3 is out, and it runs nicely on my system. I'd reccomend getting bezilla, it's the best that's out for beos right now.

If it's anything like the Windows or Linux version, I'd pass. But my mind is open....

I'll have to say Net+, but unfortunately it is way behind the times and the guys working on Net Optimist hope to recapture the spirit in Net+ with some latest and greatest techno!

I didn't know you were a BeOS user (or an ex-one)..


due to frustration, i'm pushing back downloading for a week. I started to download it at midnight, at 1:30am it stop, half way through. Well, I shouldn't be so lazy to start up Windows and a download manager, instead of using Linux ;)

Bezilla nice?
by Manik on Tue 4th Jun 2002 11:21 UTC

The damn thing keep complaining about missing libgfx when it is right there, and have a segmentation fault every fourth or fifth click on my machine.

re: Bezilla nice?
by Kevin on Tue 4th Jun 2002 13:09 UTC

lol. right, your click the wrong thing =) it gave me the same message.. i can remember what file i use to open it, but it works fine now. once i get my beos system running again (power surge screwed it up) i'll tell ya which file to run.

Re: bezilla?
by Dutch_Cap on Tue 4th Jun 2002 16:13 UTC

"If it's anything like the Windows or Linux version, I'd pass. But my mind is open...."

BeZilla is a lot like the windows and Linux versions actually, except slower and less stable. When it comes to rendering HTML, it's the only thing that does it properly under BeOS, though.

I'm hoping someone will take the Gecko rendering engine and build something less bloated around it.

Manik: Missing library in Mozilla
by Landar_c on Tue 4th Jun 2002 16:25 UTC

Manik, make sure you are running BeOS 5.03, if not you can get the updates from www.bebits.com . Then you just run mozilla from the terminal once. After that you can double click on it to run it.

Bah!
by rajan r on Wed 5th Jun 2002 09:31 UTC

I nicely downloaded BeOS Personal Edition, the installer didn't work. Bleh, how many hours down the drain? Hmm, 4 hours. Maybe its GetRight's fault.

Grr
by rajan r on Wed 5th Jun 2002 09:35 UTC

Stupid Daniel Mark.

Im not stupid?
by Daniel Mark on Wed 5th Jun 2002 15:53 UTC

Am I...?