Any BeOS & BeBox owners here

Forum thread started by macsociety on Thu, 2011-01-27 21:48

Since you are into Haiku I figured many of you are prior or current BeOS users. Any of you use BeOS on PPC machines like the BeBOX.

I am a BeBox owner and would be nice to meet others here still owning a BeBOX or at least running BeOS on PPC machines.



Re: Any BeOS & BeBox owners here

Surprised no other BeBox or BeOS owners here. After-all, Haiku is inspired with BeOS. Too bad no one else is pimping some nice old BeBoxes. I enjoy tinkering with mine. Hope to have a nice Haiku setup right next to it one day if I can get sound on the Mac Mini running Haiku. tj

Re: Any BeOS & BeBox owners here

Prior user of BeOS on PPC and Intel machines here, up until the demise of the parent company. Never had the opportunity to run a genuine BeBox, though the hardware design has always looked appealing.

Re: Any BeOS & BeBox owners here

Sorry for the belated reply, I haven't been following the forum closely enough. Anyway, I'm only a prior user, not a current one.

Haiku and the modern PC-compatible may have their flaws, but they are enough better than BeOS on the BeBox that I'm not tempted to go back. I haven't lit that thing up for years.

I got what I remember as the final version BeBox, with dual PPC 603e, and everything I ran BeOS on outperformed that computer. As I understand it, no L2 cache, so no wonder. I loved BeOS, but it was hard to port to because of some bad design, and many things were essentially impossible. Now Haiku is much better about that, and my PC is super fast, so life is sweet.