Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Nov 2011 21:32 UTC, submitted by cristoper
Apple It's no secret OSNews has a bit of a thing for the BeOS. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but relatively speaking, BeOS was the best operating system ever made. The man who started all this was Jean-Louis Gassee, former executive at Apple, who founded Be, Inc. in 1991. In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS. Be didn't make it, and Gassee is happier for it.
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mrmahann
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2011-11-15

Was going thru my house's basement and ran across my BeBox; dual ppc603 processors, if memory serves.

Is there a PPC version available for the most recent version?

Alas, the house is rented, so Box was relegated to basement.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I may be wrong but I believe my r5 Pro disc could boot and install on PPC or Intel. I might just have to drag it out of the closet to see.

And I just did that. "Version 5.0.3 / Intel & PPC". So if you can get your hands on a BeOS 5.0 Pro disc, you'll be golden.

Unfortunately Haiku doesn't have a PPC release yet, but I think once R1 is out there they will work on it.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I may be wrong but I believe my r5 Pro disc could boot and install on PPC or Intel. I might just have to drag it out of the closet to see.

And I just did that. "Version 5.0.3 / Intel & PPC". So if you can get your hands on a BeOS 5.0 Pro disc, you'll be golden.


Except, I'll add that running R5 on a BeBox may be a bit disappointing compared to something more modern such as a Pentium II/III...

It does run, but it's no speed demon ;)

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