beos

BeOS is an operating system for personal computers first developed by Be Inc. in 1991. It was first written to run on BeBox hardware. [read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeOS]

  • BeOS

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    from What is BeOS ?
    "The BeOS offers a new level of price-performance, and a dramatic reduction in the complexity of software development. It is a modern, multithreaded, symmetric multiprocessing true multitasing, protected memory OS with a 64-bit journaling file system delivering the performance required for multimedia applications. The BeOS offers unprecedented user responsiveness, enabling real-time manipulation and feedback capabilities in your applications.

    You can develop for BeOS in C++ using a powerful Object Framework API that gives you a rich set of user interface, 3D, I/O, sound and other widgets. In those instances when the API doesn't give you what you need it's easy to inherit and override to make what you're looking for.

    BeOS is not backwards compatible, ist doesn't support twenty-year-old ideas. But for users involved in digital design, and who need more power than today's operating-systems can deliver, and for developers who are building the tools these people use, the BeOS represents a new field in which to lay down fresh tracks.

    BeOS runs on Intel or AMD based PCs.
    Modern OS
    High-Performance
    Pervasive Multithreading
    True Preemtive Multitasking
    Symmetric Multiprocessing
    Protected Memory
    64-bit Journaling File System
    Object Oriented API
    Client-Server Based Internal Architecture
    Unprecedented User Responsiveness
    Media Optimized
    Real-time Manipulation and Feedback
    Native TCP/IP
    Easy Development
    "

    News and forums

    http://www.beosonline.com  
    http://www.beunited.org/
     beunited.org is an international, non-profit organization working to define and promote open specifications for the delivery of the Open Standards BeOS-compatible Operating System (OSBOS) platform for personal computers in consumer and business environments. The mission of beunited.org is to proliferate these open specifications through the sponsorship of technology, market, user education, and support programs throughout the world.
    http://www.beosjournal.org
     Reporting the news of the BeOS Community
    http://www.bebox.nu/
     Club of BeBox proud owners
    http://www.beosbible.com/  
    http://www.betips.net/ or in french http://betrayer.free.fr/astuces/index.html  

    Free Implementations

    http://www.cosmoe.com/
     Cosmoe is a new user interface that runs on top of the Linux operating system (and soon others). Cosmoe implements a powerful but easy-to-use high-level C++ API that is quite similar to BeOS. In fact, many BeOS programs can be recompiled to run on Cosmoe with little or no changes!
    http://www.blueeyedos.com/
     BlueEyedOS is a BeOS-inspired operating system powered by a Linux kernel.
    The BlueEyedOS APIs are BeOS APIs rewritten with some improvements.
    http://www.openbeos.org
      
    http://www.yellowtab.com/
     YellowTAB formed in order to fill the void created by the demise of Be, Inc., developers of the Be Operating System (short: BeOS) for personal computers.
    Review here http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3692 and here http://www.beosjournal.org/index.php?ct=r&ru=2003-06-03-zetab5
    Why You Should Support YellowTAB's Zeta www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3809

    Download

    BeOS Free Download
      
    http://www.bedrivers.com/ A website dedicated to BeOS drivers. To both help users find BeOS drivers and to help would-be BeOS driver devs write drivers for new hardware
    http://www.beosmax.org/main.php BeOS 5 PE Max Edition is like BeOS 5 PE a freeware version. It only contains freeware and shareware demos. All the code it contains is legal under the MIT, GPL or LGPL licenses. There is no charge for the actual BeOS, but there can be a charge for the media on which it is written on. (CD Roms cost about 50cents each).
    http://www.bebits.com/
     Ultimate resource for BeOS software. If there's an application you need, and it exists for the BeOS, then you've got a better chance of finding it here than anywhere else. We've put a ton of effort into making BeBits full-featured and easy to use, so feel free to look around!

    "Help Support BeBits!
    We've survived a long time, but advertising alone doesn't pay much these days and we need to pay the bills! So, any donations/tips that you could spare would be greatly appreciated so we can keep the site up and running." more on
    Donate to Bebits

    Killing App

    http://pixel32.box.sk/
     Pixel32, the powerfull image/animation painting/editing and retouching application available for DOS, Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Linux, BeOS, QNX and Solaris
    http://bekaffe.freeservers.com/ Bringing Java to BeOS

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  • Haiku: BEOS system written from scratch

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    Osnews.com has an interesting article about Haiku:

    "Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands."

    Remember me my time with BEOS DanO, in 2001 when I was still booting my dual Celeron 450 MHz. Haiku project can be visited at http://www.haiku-os.org/

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    A dual 133MHz PowerPC 603 BeBox
    I was looking on ebay.com in 1998 for a BeBOX but did never found one available except with horrible price tag (1000€ or more)

    Great Work HAIKU team!