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BeOS for Power Mac
Hardware Requirements


So how long will Be support the PowerPC/Power Mac platform? What does "technically and economically feasible" really mean?

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BeOS for Power Mac:
Hardware Requirements
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BeOS, Power, Mac, Hardware, Requirements, PowerPC, 750, G3, platform, abandon, support
We plan the BeOS two releases out, and that plan shows us shipping PowerPC (Mac and BeBox) support for (at least) through Release 5. After that, it depends on customer demand.

That's not just weasel words. By late next year, it's unclear how many people will actually be using their 2-3 year old Macs running the BeOS. If Apple has not changed their minds about assisting us in our efforts to add value to their hardware, it seems unlikely that many people will want to run the BeOS on obsolete systems.

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