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Be my OS - a journey through BeOS5

your hard disk. "Be" is a colorful OS but it's use is fairly limited.

The excitement over "Be" is slowly diminishing and there are not much

coders interested in writing drivers for it. Even the Be.com site is undergoing

a few changes and at the time of writing this article, a fair bit of links were


To round up, Be is more of a fancy looking OS, extremely selective about hardware

and not much of a choice in software. With competitors like RedHat and Suse coming out

with KDE2.0 and Kernel 2.4, the future seems to be rocky for "Be".

Recently, an ICQ version for BeOS has been released, but it seems to be a case of too little coming too late.