Technical White Paper
The Media OS
needs of digital content design, not to mention physics and economics, are
coming into conflict with current OS architectures. A new definition, the
Media OS, can unlock the door to more powerful media-based personal systems,
and extract more performance from the systems we are using today.
The Be Operating System
As the Internet spreads, and as electronic media becomes more prevalent,
the high-performance needs of digital content design and the complex, aging
architectures of current mainstream operating systems are coming into conflict.
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.
Tour of the BeOS
Take a web-based tour of the BeOS, including desktop features, networking
capabilities, applications and more.
What's on the BeOS CD?
We've provided an outline of the bundled applications, tools, and third-party applications included on the BeOS CD.
Be Compatible Hardware
Be Ready Systems
BeOS runs on a wide variety of Intel Pentium (and compatible) and PowerPC based personal computers, workstations,
and servers, with new BeOS Ready systems being introduced each month. These
pages list compatible systems.
Getting your Hands on
The latest on how to obtain the BeOS.
BeOS Development Software
BeWare Development Software
BeOS Compatible Development Tools,
Class Libraries and other development software can be found in the BeWare
BeOS Compatible Software
Be Compatible Software
Information on commercial, shareware and freeware software
that's compatible with the BeOS can be found on the BeWare pages.
Other Product Related Information
Asked Qs & As
Answers to most commonly asked
questions about the Be system
We sell Be t-shirts too! Available in black and white.
Be Icons and Windows
Software to make your Mac look like it's running the BeOS.
Latest issue of the Be electronic newsletter, and newsletter
BeBox DataSheet and BeBox Technical Specifications
Reference materials for the BeBox personal computer