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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RE[2]: BeOS
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 29th Jan 2009 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE: BeOS"
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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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RE[3]: BeOS
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 29th Jan 2009 19:29 in reply to "RE[2]: BeOS"
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I'd be interested to hear how that goes. It should run quite nicely - FWIW, I've run R5 on an old P100 desktop (32MB RAM), using it to receive an MP3 stream over ethernet and output the audio to a stereo system.

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RE[4]: BeOS
by bryanv on Thu 29th Jan 2009 20:08 in reply to "RE[3]: BeOS"
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I remember doing that with a P75 and CL-AMP back in the day.

Although with only 32MB RAM, I had to run the old media_server rather then the stock R5 one...

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