Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jan 2009 21:44 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Before the BeOS ever made it to x86, it had already spent some time on PowerPC, but the die-hard fans will know that BeOS was actually written and designed for a very different, short-lived processor: the AT&T Hobbit. While a PowerPC BeBox is already quite rare, the Hobbit BeBox was never sold, and only existed in the form of a number of prototypes. Imagine our surprise when we found out that Cameron Mac Millan, former Be employee, sold one of his two Hobbit BeBoxen on eBay a few days ago.
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Wow
by arbour42 on Wed 28th Jan 2009 23:46 UTC
arbour42
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That brings back such memories. Back when Be was on the PowerPC, they came to George Washington University on one of their tours. So I skipped out from work and got to see the famous rotating cube with a video on each face, and the book with videos on each page, all playing simultaneously. And this was when NT Server could barely keep one app going without swapping to disk, and Mac was dying.

What a great experiment Be was. I would have seriously thought of bidding on this box. Something about Be was just fun, which we so rarely get these days.

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