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BeOS for Power Mac
Hardware Requirements


Will the BeOS ever support PCI-based PowerPC 601 systems, like the 7200 or the 7500?

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BeOS for Power Mac:
Hardware Requirements
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BeOS, Power, Mac, Hardware, Requirements, 601, 7200, 7500
No. Our engineering priorities and resources make it impossible for us to support these systems and also move the BeOS forward. It's a hard decision, but we're a very small company (fewer than 30 engineers), and we have to make hard choices about what we work on. Unfortunately, this means that 601-based Power Macs will not be able to run the BeOS.

Owners of the Power Mac 7500, however, are able to upgrade their processor card to a 604 card, and will have a faster Mac OS system, as well as a BeOS Ready System.

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