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]: My BeBox
by bryanv on Thu 29th Jan 2009 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE: My BeBox"
bryanv
Member since:
2005-08-26

I sold off all my BeOS systems, and gave away my BeOS Books.

I see we're all purging.



Show of hands for who owns a Mac now?

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RE[3]: My BeBox
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 30th Jan 2009 01:17 in reply to "RE[2]: My BeBox"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Show of hands for who owns a Mac now?


Scot Hacker, for one ;)

Still hanging on here, though. I've personally stopped holding out any hope of OS X being a suitable replacement - after nearly a decade, it still hasn't entirely caught up to BeOS circa 1998 (or for that matter, the usability refinements of the "classic" MacOS). To this day, even plain old R5 offers me a greater range of hardware choices than OS X - and that's despite having spotty hardware support to begin with, combined with being "dead" for close to a decade.

At this point, Haiku excites me more than anything coming from Apple.

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RE[3]: My BeBox
by memson on Fri 30th Jan 2009 10:09 in reply to "RE[2]: My BeBox"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

I raise my hand... more than one (and one that even runs BeOS)..

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