Release: BeOS Max Edition

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by SPeedY_B, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    In my opinion BeOS isn't a bad 'alternative o/s' and with this new release there's no excuse not to give it a try :D


    Link: http://www.bebits.com/app/3148
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Whoa! I had tried the earlier edition and thought it was dead after that.

    Looks like it's back. I think I might give it a shot.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Heh it is dead. Be Inc. was purchased by Palm a while back, and they decided to ditch BeOS, but thankfully the OpenBeOS team have taken the PE (Personal Edition .. free version basically :) ) and added a hack of a lot of drivers and fixes and released it.
    PE was 50mb, this new version is 200mb+ :D
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Yeah, I noticed that :D
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It seems like it could possibly be one of the most functional alternatives to windows (from past experience i think BeOS is great!)
    Palm just need to sort out the full version for opensourcing.
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Downloading ...

    VMware is the kewlest :p
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Do you work for VMWare ? :)
     
  8. NetRyder

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    No ... but I use it to test any OS I want to ;)
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    yeah yeah :D

    Let me know how it all works out anyway, I don't want to grab 200-odd mb via my almighty 56k just yet :)
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Will keep you informed :)
     
  11. Glaanieboy

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    Downloading it right now... Does it install just like the original PE edition? I mean in a 512 MB file in a Windows folder, which you had to start up with a bootable floppydisk. Or does it install just like Linux, like creating a partition(s) with a filesystem.
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    it should install "in a file" as the old personal ed. used to..im sure there'll be some more info in a readme or something once its downloaded :)
     
  13. lechtard

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    I'm downloading it now also - Testing it on VMWare as well :D
     
  14. NetRyder

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    It doesn't work on VMware as per the site! :(

    And my partitions are all NTFS :blink:
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    make a seperate FAT32 partition perhaps ?!
    use an old HD ?
    *slaps VMWare for being inept*
     
  16. NetRyder

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    Don't have any old HDDs lying around ... and creating a new FAT32 partition means I have to resize the existing ones ... maybe later :p
     
  17. Glaanieboy

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    I finally managed to download the thing. Took me 4 times of trying (WinAce came with a CRC error, it turned out that my harddisk was full and it couldn't complete the whole package, but it did mark it as 'downloaded')
     
  18. unfnknblvbl

    unfnknblvbl Guest

    well hurry up and tell us what it's like, dammit! :p
    I can't get a decent conenction speed for it over my 56K :(
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Its going to be superb :happy:
    the old PE5 was excellent, i remember installing it and having IRC + web + mail + WebCam + TVCard + GeForce @ 1280x1024 32bps all working within 5 minutes, all this new package is, is the PE5 with a hell of a lot of new apps/fixes etc (MOZILLA! YEHAR!..ahem)
    So it should be good :p
     
  20. lechtard

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    YYIp ... It won't instal in vmware - I'll be setting up a new HD for it.