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  • A Look at the BeOS.

    I'm rather impressed with the BeOS's capabilities seeing how much was accomplished 15 years ago before Windows 95 was even released into the market. I've included two links below: the first is the original Engadget story on the Haiku Project (based on BeOS) and the presentation demo of BeOS from around 1994 (via Google Video).

    Original Engadget Article
    BeOS Demo Video (circa 1994)

    9 simultaneous apps at the same time and 9 virtual desktops all on a PC with two Pentium IIs, 64 MB of RAM, a 6 GB HDD, and dual capture cards. Pretty amazing for the time and a pretty good look into the future.

    Of course, this was all before I even used a computer (not including the recent alpha release of Haiku OS). Anyone remember this OS from back when?
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    Re: A Look at the BeOS.

    Yes I remember it. I went to class with a guy that was very active in the community and with the developers until they called it quits. I actually did a project for a class on the OS with him. At the time it reminded me of the best of Windows, best of Mac with a sprinkle of linux.
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      Re: A Look at the BeOS.

      Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
      9 simultaneous apps at the same time and 9 virtual desktops all on a PC with two Pentium IIs, 64 MB of RAM, a 6 GB HDD, and dual capture cards. Pretty amazing for the time and a pretty good look into the future.
      Yes, that was an exciting OS. What it accomplish compared to everything else widely available at the time was amazing.

      One of the demos showed a handful of videos running in windows. At the time getting one video of that quality was difficult.
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