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BeOS PPC x86

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BeOS PPC x86 plus software and documentation

BeOS was originally developed by the company Be with the former Apple coworker Jean-Louis Gassée for its own type of computer, the BeBox. It contains 2 power PC CPUs and was equipped with maximally with 256 Mbyte of RAM.
BeOS is written from scratch and does not contain obsolete operating system design concepts. Designed as a single user operating system BeOS unfolds his optimal efficiency on multi-processor systems with several parallel running programs through it modern multi-thread based structure. BeOS basically does not run other applications that are not developed for this operating system.

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.
BeOS used Unicode as the default encoding in the GUI, though support for input methods such as bidirectional text input was never realized.
Many Unix applications were ported to the BeOS command-line interface

The hardware from Apple capable of running Be OS are a limited range of the PowerPC machines with (native?) SCSI disks. There's also Intel HW with BeOS capabilities. More in detail in the 'The BeOS Ready List': on a mirrored copy of Be's old website:

This lot (ca 10 GB) collected from the 'net contains the latest PPC distributions with x86 variants of system installers and a pre-release of the follower Haiku. More is applications, games, utilities and documentation for this system. It has for now been uploaded internally to MG in order to sort out duplicates and ease the stuff out here.
There's a raw file list of the lot uploaded in Excel format and zipped for the interested.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

PowerPC 603, 604