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ArchiveOS – Archive of Operating Systems

About ArchiveOS

Our mission
Archive of Operating Systems mission is saving the great job of many great people whose created Open Source and/or Freeware distributions/operating systems.
The systems we archive are based on Linux, BSD, DOS, Solaris, and other, independent technology.

Why we do that?
The most important is to save the systems and let the next generations of users find them, try them and learn about them as much as possible.
The old systems should not be used for daily usage on production workstations, but can be used for education purpose.

Which ones?
The most important criterias are:
1. The system has been published under a license which lets us offers it to share and download.
2. The system has been not under development more than 1 year or
3. The system’s developer announced finishing and/or closing down the project or
4. The system’s developer stopped development a version of the system so we can archive it, but other versions are still under development
5. The system’s image is available to get so we can move it to our download server and create a web page.

You can be surprised, that an active OS is listed at ArchiveOS.org, but it happens. Why?
1. An OS been added even its development is active, to provide the first ever iso image, for example
2. An OS was not under development in the time of adding it to ArchiveOS.org, but a new or old developer re-activated the project bringing it back to life
3. Development of an OS was quiet, means no new releases for long time, but the development is/was doing in “a shadow” (not sure it was or not active)
In cases like that, if I got message or find out that a non active project is active, additional info about activity is added to the project’s archive page.

How much is it?
All the archived systems are free of charge as the original developer(s) was(were) offering before so we don’t charge you.
Anyway we have to pay bills to keep ArchiveOS alive so donations are warm welcome.

You can propose your, not being under development operating system any more or give us a tip about another, not archived OS yet via the community pages.

Check statistics out of ArchiveOS.org

Source: ArchiveOS

BeOS | Revolvy

BeOS is an operating system for personal computers first developed by Be Inc. in 1991. It was first written to run on BeBox hardware. BeOS was built for digital media work and was written to take advantage of modern hardware facilities such as symmetric multiprocessing by utilizing modular I/O bandwidth, pervasive multithreading, preemptive multitasking and a 64-bit journaling file system known as BFS. The BeOS GUI was developed on the principles of clarity and a clean, uncluttered design.

The API was written in C++ for ease of programming. It has partial POSIX compatibility and access to a command-line interface through Bash, although internally it is not a Unix-derived operating system. Continue reading

Is BeOS still special? – Ars Technica OpenForum

Source: Is BeOS still special? – Ars Technica OpenForum

BeOS (Other) | VETUSWARE.COM – the biggest free abandonware collection in the universe

VETUSWARE.COM – the biggest free abandonware collection in the universe

Source: BeOS (Other) | VETUSWARE.COM – the biggest free abandonware collection in the universe

Writing a BeOS Replacement – OSnews

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Writing a BeOS ReplacementGuest post by Daniel Switkin 2002-09-24 BeOS & Derivatives 185 Comments
Daniel Switkin, a long time BeOS developer and former Be Inc. employee, has submitted an editorial on “Writing A BeOS Replacement“. It aims to bring together the various efforts out there and define a plan which has the greatest chance of success. Click Read More to see the entire article from Daniel.

A few words before we begin:
1. This is not a half-hour brainstorm. I read FAQs, I researched, I thought about it, I wrote it, I put it away, and I rewrote it. Please show me the same courtesy before clicking the Post Comment button.
2. Yes, I am a former Be employee.
3. No, that does not make me right or my opinion more important.

Source: Writing a BeOS Replacement – OSnews

BeOS User’s Guide: Table of Contents

Source: BeOS User’s Guide: Table of Contents

Beos welcome to the 3D world white paper pdf -bros – Google Search

ftp.ntua.gr › mirror › BeOS › docs › UserDoc › BeOSUsersGuide
BeOS User’s Guide – NTUA FTP Server

Be, the Be logo, BeBox, BeOS, GeekPort, and BeWare are trademarks of Be, Inc. Apple and. Macintosh are registered trademarks … For a detailed discussion of the 3D Kit, see the white paper, “Welcome to the 3D World,” on the Be Web site:.

Source: Beos welcome to the 3D world white paper pdf -bros – Google Search

Developer Library: 3D Kit

Developer Library: 3D KitThe 3D Kit is a custom light-weight 3D graphics kit written by Be.Because of the superior performance and low cost of hardware acceleration for OpenGL, Be recommends using OpenGL over our own 3D Kit. Support for 3D Accelerators is currently being developed for the OpenGL system.

Source: Developer Library: 3D Kit

Welcome to Be, Inc.



Source: Welcome to Be, Inc.

Andrew Greimann – Medium

Enthusiastic Be/Haiku and Mac geek. Come check out my blog!

Source: Andrew Greimann – Medium