Manufacturer’s Description

Neal Stephenson, in In the Beginning... Was the Command Line, describes the Be operating system as "an extremely well-thought-out GUI built on a technological framework that is solid." He's not the only fan. A speedy, stable system for power-users and hardware tinkerers, Be may yet give Linux a run for its open-source money. Be delivers on its promise of providing high-end or dedicated multimedia hardware for audio or video editing at a consumer-level price. Another considerable plus: Be actually installs in the time the manufacturer says it will (15 minutes). A system that can coexist with Linux, Mac, and Windows, it can also be your primary system if you want to create a dedicated "BeBox." Be can run QuickTime and MPEGs, has accessible Mediaplayer and Webcam applications, and contains its own Web browser, NetPositive. The OS supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. As with other alternative operating systems, new free and shareware applications are constantly in development. An excellent realization of key operating system ideals--reliability, speed, and functionality--Be is worth the attention of any power users who haven't yet discovered it. --Jennifer Buckendorff

The Specs

Category Other OS
Class Software-OS
Max License Size 1 Users
Min License Size 1 Users
Additional Specifications
System Type Apple Macintosh|PowerPC|PC (Intel x86 Compatible)
Description BeOS v4.5 & BeOS Bible Bundle Full Product CD-ROM 1U
Manufacturer Sku 45-10038
Product Line Series Model v4.5 & BeOS Bible Bundle
Other Recommendations (Not Applicable)
SKU 4510038
Technical Support Phone Number 972-389-3740
Product Family BeOS
Language Localization (Not Specified)
Geographic Localization (Not Specified)
Manufacturer Description Be OS v4.5 & BeOS Bible Bundle
Vendor B11
Required Other Pointing Device
Other Requirements Pointing Device
Technical Support URL
UPC 661928000383
Pricing Level (Not Applicable)
Quick Glance
License Type Full Product
Media Format CD-ROM
System Requirements
Required Processor Speed (Not Specified)
Required Disk Space 150 MB
Recommended Disk Space (Not Applicable)
Recommended Memory (Not Applicable)
Recommended Processor Speed (Not Applicable)
Recommended Processor Class (Not Applicable)
Required Memory 32 MB
Required Operating System (Not Applicable)
Required Processor Class AMD K6 Processor|AMD K6-2 Processor w/3DNow! Technology|AMD K6-III Processor w/3DNow! Technology|AMD Athlon|Cyrix 6x86MX Processor|IDT/Centaur WinChip C6|Intel Celeron Processor|Intel Pentium II Processor|Intel Pentium II Xeon Processor|Intel Pentium III