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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Boxen?
by Invincible Cow on Thu 29th Jan 2009 09:59 UTC
Invincible Cow
Member since:
2006-06-24

> 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.

It's NOT BOXEN. Lurn 2 spe11!

One box, two or more boxes.

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RE: Boxen?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 29th Jan 2009 10:05 in reply to "Boxen?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's NOT BOXEN. Lurn 2 spe11!

One box, two or more boxes.


In the Be world, tradition has it that the plural of BeBox is BeBoxen.

Edited 2009-01-29 10:06 UTC

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RE[2]: Boxen?
by memson on Thu 29th Jan 2009 10:37 in reply to "RE: Boxen?"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Agreed. Thom is correct on this one. Just as the processor lights are known as "das blinken lights".

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RE: Boxen?
by J-Ho on Thu 29th Jan 2009 13:52 in reply to "Boxen?"
J-Ho Member since:
2007-01-19

It's NOT BOXEN. Lurn 2 spe11! One box, two or more boxes.


Well, in Old English, "ox" would be declined using weak declension, rendering the plural case as "oxen". So, "boxen" isn't all that out of line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_plural#Irregular_-.28e.29n_plu...

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RE: Boxen?
by zombie process on Thu 29th Jan 2009 14:08 in reply to "Boxen?"
zombie process Member since:
2005-07-08

U NO HAZ TEH HUMOR.

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