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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BeOS
by TechGeek on Thu 29th Jan 2009 15:46 UTC
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2006-01-14

Since we're on the subject of BeOS, how close is Haiku to replicating what BeOS could do? I just wonder as it seems that playing six videos on a rotating cube would still be difficult on most systems today. Thats the one thing I wish about Linux. I wish it had better video/sound support. Even today commercial systems are still in use at TV stations that are running BeOS for production work.

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RE: BeOS
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 29th Jan 2009 16:01 in reply to "BeOS"
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2005-07-06

Since we're on the subject of BeOS, how close is Haiku to replicating what BeOS could do?


It's getting very, very close. Last time I tried it (one of the recent pre-alpha builds), it was already ahead of R5 in quite a few areas - the biggest rough spots I noticed were a few older applications that wouldn't run.

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RE[2]: BeOS
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 29th Jan 2009 19:06 in reply to "RE: BeOS"
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2006-12-05

Long story short, I just got an old, 1997-1998 Gateway running again a couple days ago. A 266MHz PII with 64 megs of RAM. Hardly anything will on it--even Absolute Linux has a kernel panic when trying to boot the installer, out of memory and no processes to kill. I previously ran Zenwalk on it, but it was a bit too heavy. DSL and Puppy both run, but I'm not too crazy about them. Looks like they might be my best choices for now, though there are others I'm still considering.

Can't wait for a bootable, installable version of Haiku... it's going right on there, ASAP. I previously ran BeOS Max Edition on the system, and it ran like a dream.

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