BeOS definition operating system
The operating system
originally designed to run on the BeBox microcomputer
. BeOS is good at both multitasking
operation. It has a bash
command shell, with ports of many GNU
programs by Be, Inc. It has a GUI
front end (not X
). A C++ compiler
is supplied with the machine, and there are rumours of other languages being ported in the future.
BeOs eventually became used on the x86
and standard PPC
Be, Inc. went bankrupt in 1999, after releasing the last upgrade of BeOS (R5.0.3), and was sold to Palm
Several groups are currently (2003) attempting to create an R6 version of the OS. The most likely to succeed are Yellowtab and OpenBeOS, which is likely to be renamed.