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I was playing around with my old install of BeOS, never got it properly working. Any way, I liked it a lot back when I installed it, it was good ...
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    What Happen to BeOS


    I was playing around with my old install of BeOS, never got it properly working. Any way, I liked it a lot back when I installed it, it was good looking an kind of linux like. And now it is gone as far as I can tell. BeOS 5 is that latest release as far as I can tell, and has been like that for few years now. Be.com is gone. So what happen to the OS. Is anyone still working on it, developing it. Was the source released??? Just wondering,

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    BeOS has sort of lived on in other projects that use its code. probably the most known project to come out of BeOS is Zeta, which you can purchase. I've thought about buying it, but want to wait until they have worked on it a little.

    BeOS for Linux worked very well on my box. I hope there is a future for it. It was/is the most lightening fast OS I've ever seen. "Out of the box," BeOS makes Gentoo look like its standing still!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    "Out of the box," BeOS makes Gentoo look like its standing still!
    The speed of BeOS doesn't even compare to the speed of Minix!

    You do know BeOS was bought by Palm? That's why be.com is gone, anyway. Palm didn't want it, since they integrated it all into PalmOS.

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    Valan, you run Minix??!!
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    You do know BeOS was bought by Palm? That's why be.com is gone, anyway. Palm didn't want it, since they integrated it all into PalmOS.
    So new PalmOS runs beOS, in part at least? Sounds cool, perhaps it is time to give Sony Clia a shot Palm now is mostly an OS company, as no one really buys palm HW anymore. So I would thing that investment in to development of alternative PC OS would be a wise thing to do for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    Valan, you run Minix??!!
    I did at one point

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    Was it cool or what?
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    It is once you get it installed and working properly. That can be a pain.

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    > Difficult Installation

    Old XBEOX BeOS LiveCD:

    http://bezip.de/app/1546/

    The new ZETA 1.1 LiveCD from Yellow Tab:

    http://www.yellowtab.com

    http://download.freenet.de/archiv_z/...e-cd_7560.html

    > PalmOS

    When PalmSource bought Be Inc, they said that BeOS is already DEAD / discontinued. The Be Inc programmers are transferred into Palm PDA OS development.
    The PalmSource's top executives said that they DID NOT WANT TO COMPETE with Microsoft on desktop OS market.

    Now, PalmSource was bought by ACCESS Inc (Japan). PalmOne (hardware manufacturer) refuses to use PalmOS for their new Treo PDA. PalmOne uses Microsoft Mobile OS / Windows CE.

    Yellow Tab's ZETA had proved that BeOS is actually NOT DEAD.

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    If Palm owned BeOS, how is it that Zeta got underway? Is Zeta paying royalties to the company that bought Palm to use its code?
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