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  BeOS - a definition from Whatis.com
BeOS is a personal computer operating system that its makers describe as designed for the multimedia applications of the future.
BeOS can run on multiple microprocessors at the same time (using symmetric multiprocessing) and is able to coordinate work threads across the processors.
BeOS comes with a desktop user interface that improves in some ways on both Windows and the Mac and a built-in Web browser, audio, MIDI, and its own 3D interface as well as support for OpenGL.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci211651,00.html   (430 words)

BeOS PE could be started from within Microsoft Windows or Linux, and was intended to nurture consumer interest in its product and give developers something they could tinker in.
Unfortunately, BeOS PE and BeIA proved to be too little too late, and in 2001 Be's intellectual property was sold to Palm, Inc. BeOS R5 is considered the last official version, but BeOS R6 (codename: Dano), which was under development before Be's sale to Palm, was leaked to the public shortly after the company's demise.
The plain BeOS R5 GUI is commonly cloned, either as a the main UI, such as in TriangleOS, or as an available theme, such as for SkyOS or GNOME.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/BeOS   (853 words)

 BeOS - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about BeOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Computer operating system developed by Be Inc, a company founded in the USA in 1990 by French-born Jean-Louis Gassée, head of research and development and manufacturing at Apple from 1985 to 1990.
The BeOS, launched in October 1995, was originally intended to run on the BeBox (Be's microcomputer designed for video and audio applications), without the need to be backwards-compatible like the Windows PC.
Like NeXT Technology Inc before it, Be decided to drop its own hardware in January 1997, and the BeOS now runs on both the Apple Macintosh and the Windows PC.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /BeOS   (194 words)

 Web development with BeOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In many ways, BeOS is what MacOS X should have been (not just metaphorically, negotiations between Apple and Be Inc. were in progress in 1998, but were not successfully concluded).
BeOS has a pretty good range of options, but not the ones you are most familiar with on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
BeOS is a nice place to work when you just want to get your Web work done, without having to think too much about the limits of the underlying operating system.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/linux/library/l-beos.html   (2304 words)

BeOS is processor-agnostic, in that, apart from the kernel —; which must be rewritten — it can be re-compiled to run on most platforms.
BeOS installation is remarkably straightforward; I would always recommend that you start on a fresh machine, either a new one or one that has just been formatted.
Be have engineered BeOS to co-exist with Windows and don't expect you to give up your investment in conventional Windows applications; many people will partition their hard disk, giving them the option of running either OS at startup.
www.soundonsound.com /sos/feb00/articles/beos.htm   (4438 words)

 TyCom Systems BeOS Ready List - PowerPC
BeOS supports the built-in Ethernet interface of most BeOS Ready Macs, and also supports PCI Ethernet cards based on the DEC 21040/21041 chipset (most of Farallon's 10-Mbps cards use this, as do cards from Kingston; check your favorite hardware vendor for specific part numbers).
BeOS Ready Systems have been tested by Be for compatibility with the BeOS, and are fully supported by Be.
BeOS Preview Release (1 or 2) will not run on systems with a PowerPC 750 processor, whether this processor is built-in or added on a processor card to an otherwise BeOS Ready System.
www.tycomsystems.com /beos/ppc_ready.html   (1245 words)

 BeOS 5.0 Personal Edition
BeOS is a powerful OS designed primarily for Multimedia desktop use.
Originally BeOS was designed for a custom computer system known as the BeBox that had special multimedia input/output features, and was later ported to the Macintosh, and finally ported to the PC.
BeOS does not try to automatically mount floppy disks, instead you must mount it by right-clicking on the desktop, selecting "mount" and then selecting the floppy drive.
toastytech.com /guis/b5pe.html   (778 words)

 Celebrating Ten Years of BeOS - OSNews.com
PalmSource ain't gonna make a birthday party for BeOS but it would only be fair if the rest of us, [ex-]users, remember the "media OS" as the innovative operating system of the late '90s, still used by some.
I probably owe BeOS some gratitude myself: I was arguing about some tech details of the nvidia TNT2-Ultra card and its BeOS 2D driver in Feb 2000 on the BeNews forums with a Be engineer.
BeOS, which was targetted to be a MacOS replacement around 1994 naturally had to resemble MacOS a bit on usability (so it could get more switchers).
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=7265   (1313 words)

 [ BeOS ] - operating systems - www.operating-system.org
BeOS was originally developed by the company Be with the former Apple coworker Jean-Louis Gasseè for its own type of computer, the BeBox.
BeOS basically does not run other applications that are not developed for this operating system.
BeOS is capably to use Plug&Play devices, after the installation of new hardware the appropriate driver must be copied only in "/boot/home/config/" and the device is now useable.
www.operating-system.org /betriebssystem/_english/bs-beos.htm   (1041 words)

 The Be Operating System Product Datasheet
The BeOS is the first new operating system designed to unlock the door to much more powerful personal computers, and extract more performance from the systems we use today.
The BeOS is designed for today's new generation of high-performance processors, and is optimized for the multiprocessor, media-based systems now emerging.
And the BeOS goes further, allowing you to work with your other disk drives and files from within the BeOS, while retaining the capability of moving data back and forth between the systems -- and back and forth with your colleagues.
www.beatjapan.org /mirror/www.be.com/products/beos/beos_datasheet.html   (1321 words)

 NewsForge | BeOS rises from the grave, takes the name ZETA
The BeOS obsession is still an unsolved mystery to me. I threw open the crypt and ventured inside, but I left without revelation.
Perhaps, if the fundamental advantages of BeOS (and ZETA) are indeed BFS and the direct graphics subsystem, these ideas will find their way into Linux or other mainstream operating systems.
The love obsession with BeOS isn't so much about what is has now, but the fact that it has an incredibly fast graphics subsystem back when Win98 or Redhat 5 were current operating systems.
os.newsforge.com /os/05/10/27/1637224.shtml?tid=16   (1952 words)

 BeOS Software @ HCI Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
BeOS provides an excellent programming environment as well as an excellent end user experience.
Our further development of BeOS products will also halt until such time that the OS is actively maintained by another company or user group.
The BeOS was ahead of its time and we can only hope that development will continue in the future.
hcidesign.com /beos   (117 words)

 Target PC :: BeOS Pro
At that point, it became obvious to me that BeOS 5 would probably not be anything special, and there would be a dramatic decrease in development of the BeOS at Be.
Considering that the BeOS is the “media OS”, this was not acceptable at all.
The GUI of the BeOS was spruced up some with new logos, icons and menus.
www.targetpc.com /software/beos/beos5pro   (1289 words)

 BeOS - porady związane z systemem
On the BeOS, much like most frameworks, all that is handled for you, and you only have to look for a message of a particular type.
As the BeOS makes no difference between a UI messaging itself and a UI messaging another application, you can easily make a non-reentrant server to be the back end to your UI.
If a BeOS was dumped on my desk, which one was, and I was told to port some existing code to it, which I did, I would not be upset, which I am not.
www.beos.tarman.pl /teksty_porting.html   (3574 words)

 Many Systems on a PowerBook: Miscellaneous
BeOS fans maintain that it was one of the greatest systems ever designed.
Nevertheless, BeOS had a lot of hype when it was announced, and I "tried" all their demo releases, right until version 4.5.
BeOS is a single-user, preemptively multi-threaded operating system with SMP support.
www.kernelthread.com /mac/vpc/misc.html   (2504 words)

 BeOS at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
BeOS 5 is considered the last version, though a substantial upgrade was in the works before the bankruptcy.
YellowTAB is rumoured to have the rights to use the unfinished BeOS R6 sourcebase, code-named "Dano", with their product Zeta.
The BeOSJournal is one of the remaining active news sites reporting the news of the BeOS Community.
www.wiki.tatet.com /BeOS.html   (573 words)

 MacOSX Week: Tales of a BeOS Refugee - OSNews.com
BFS is also fully multithreaded for optimum performance, and in keeping with the rest of BeOS, which is multithreaded from the lowest levels to the highest.
By default, BeOS ships with reasonable sets of attributes for common file types, but users are allowed to extend and customize these, and to create entirely new file types with entirely new arrays of attributes.
Only other BeOS users really seem to understand the power and flexibility of the database-like file system, and it is the single feature I miss the most from BeOS.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=421&page=13   (948 words)

 BeBits - BeOS 5 Personal Edition
BeOS Personal Edition is entirely self-contained within a file installed onto your Linux partition.
BeOS Personal Edition can have problems booting when it is installed to an NTFS partition.
BeOS Personal Edition is entirely self-contained within a file installed onto your Windows partition.
www.bebits.com /app/2680   (677 words)

 BeOS 5 Personal Edition - Reviews and free downloads at Download.com
No repartitioning is necessary, and launching BeOS 5 is as simple as double-clicking an icon on your desktop.
This update incorporates the latest changes that will be released in the upcoming BeOS 5.0.1 patch, as well as some important licensing changes.
You can also check the BeOS Ready List for information about what hardware is supported.
www.download.com /3000-2098-2040078.html   (247 words)

 Amazon.com: BeOS 4.5 with BeOS Bible: Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
BeOS is one of those products that is superior in so many ways that you just have to hope that it hangs on and eventually becomes mainstream.
Particularly in the browser area, BeOS does not yet offer something comparable to Netscape 4.6 on Linux or IE 5.0 on Windows, sure, there is Opera, but it is unreliable and doesn't always work.
That said, those which ARE available on BeOS are well polished (mostly due to the consistency of the interface that BeOS presents the user) and do their job well.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00002S7JC/canada44-20?dev-t=D2WMCOIPS9D14E&camp=2025&link_code=xm2   (1101 words)

 Amazon.com: BeOS with BeOS Bible and Gobe Productive Bundle: Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
BeOS is the first and only operating system to deliver the speed, processing power, and stability of a high-end multimedia workstation on ordinary, low-cost desktop PCs.
BeOS running on a Celeron 900 Mhz machine is MUCH faster than Win XP or Mac OS X on a 2 gigahertz machine, simply because the code is written so much more cleanly.
The BeOS is still responsive to your every command even while the PC is working on the most complex tasks.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00002S5H2/ref=nosim/1234567890?dev-t=D2Y5TUCCVJ7DGE   (1040 words)

 Ars Technica: BeOS Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
BeOS R4.5: a look at the amazingly smooth *free* update to R4.
The BeOS R4 GUI Review is the second review in our R4 series, where we talk about what it looks, feels, and smells like.
Here's a little opinion in the Op-Ed zone concerning Apple's reluctance to cooperate with Be on G3 support, and Be's decision to not reverse engineer that support into the OS.
arstechnica.com /beos   (229 words)

There are many people involved in the project, each of whom holds their own personal view on the subject -- some strongly believe in open source, others don't care for it at all.
Also be sure to look at the sample code provided with with BeOS R5 pro (also available on bebits), not to mention the BeBook (of which an annotated version is available), and a nice html Be class hierarchy.
Newer versions of gcc cannot be used with the current BeOS libraries (the method used by Be's version of gcc to write out the v-tables for C++ classes was altered, among other things).
haiku-os.org /learn.php?mode=faq_normal   (2664 words)

 TyCom Systems BeOS Ready List - Intel
Here are some motherboards which are known to support BeOS and which, with the appropriate compatible processor(s) installed, give you basic functionality, USB, and IDE support.
BeOS ships with a TV application and a webcam application that can make use of these cards.
For a list of third party Audio Card Drivers that are available, but not included in BeOS 5, please refer to the Drivers section of BeBits.com and the FrizBe Hardware Matrix.
www.tycomsystems.com /beos/x86_ready.html   (1524 words)

 Palm Buying Be, Inc.
BeOS has always been a great and powerful OS back to when it was for PPC only.
BeOS is known for ease-of-use and multimedia capability.
BeOS is dead anyway; if Palm and Be were going to merge OS's, they would probably merge the Palm OS with the BeIA OS.
www.palminfocenter.com /view_Story.asp?ID=2236   (2990 words)

 BeOS-based MP3 stereo
A BeOS device should be capable of booting in 15 seconds or less.
Real-time BeOS features implemented in players like SoundPlay will let us do fast-reverse and fast-rewind without skipping, by speeding up or slowing down the playback speed.
BeOS is the coolest operating system on the planet, and deserves to be at the heart of a cool device.
www.betips.net /mp3box   (1324 words)

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As is the case with the next-gen game consoles, this required that programmers make sure that they split up their tasks into multiple threads of execution, and the design of the OS was based around this philosophy.
Legend has it that the "father" of BeOS, Benoit Schillings, was given only a single weekend to put together the graphical engine for BeOS, which at the time supported only text-mode output, in order to demonstrate it for a venture capital firm.
Over 400 early adopters picked up the machines, most of them entranced by the dual-CPU architecture, the "blinkenlights" LED CPU performance meters on the sides of the machine, the "Geekport" which was an input port that could be hooked up to anything imaginable, and the new, clean-slate, lightweight and briskly performing multithreaded OS.
arstechnica.com /reviews/os/zeta-1.0.ars   (830 words)

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