Despite trolls’ claims to the contrary, BeOS is still alive and well, and no one shows it more than active BeOS usergroups . The German BeOS User Group, DeBUG, has reformed and reorganized and the next BeGeistert is planned for mid-October. More details within. Matthias Breiter writes, “Founded in May 1996 the German BeOS Usergroup (Deutsche B.U.G.) DeBUG was very active while BeOS was in active development.
Since Be Inc. was aquired by Palm times were changing. DeBUG was target of several “hackings” and even the whole graphics were lost during a hacker’s attack. A rework of the original site was done. But the DeBUG was still more or less inactive.
On July 26th a complete redesign was done- and hey, you bet – live is getting back to our BUG.
Germans BeOS Community features guys like Axel Dörfler (OpenBeOS), Bernd Korz (BeOS’ next incarnation Zeta), Technoids Magazine (now also available in English) and many many BeOS users.
So if you are in Germany or can read German and if you are interested in alternative computersystems, you should have a look on http://www.beusergroup.de.
Also, BeGeistert, the last remaining BeOS “Expo” is here in Düsseldorf (next Event is from October 18th till 19th). The main language on this event is english- international visitors are welcome 🙂“