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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BeBox, BeOS - what a waste!
by kajaman on Thu 29th Jan 2009 08:23 UTC
kajaman
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2006-01-06

Uh, it is really a shame this company didn't succeed with their operating system. If only they sold their own, branded computers, and make BeOS free software - we could be running them instead of Windows/Apple/Linux on our desktops. It would be great to have one more option.

I never made it to install R4 on my hardware - I was in high school then and only started to get interested in computers when I received disk with BeOS. Even at that time GNU/Linux (Mandrake I think) had better hardware support and I ended up with that. And Linux still is today my desktop of choice - instead of BeOS... Things could be different if I received BeOS compatible box with open source BeOS at that time.

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