Anyone using BeOS 4.5? With Windows or Linux? I am interested in this OS and need to know from users and not from Be. Thanks
Yeah, I use it. BeOS 4.5 is extreamly fast, easy to use, and very stable. HOWEVER, you will not yet find a wealth of applications that run on it (there are a few good ones) or a very large hardware support base. So far there are still only a handful (maybe two handfuls now) of supported video chipsets, and just about as many sound cards. Fortunately most of the high-end video chipsets are supported.
I run it with Linux and Windows, all on separate partitions of course. Also, as you might suspect, Windows and Linux applications do not run on BeOS.
Two last things: BeOS is about 20X easier to install and learn than Linux (you can be online within 30 minutes of starting the install), but Java script support is non-existent with the "Net Positive" browser supplied with BeOS. There was an experimental version of Net Positive for BeOS4.0 that had fair Java support, but I do not know what has happened to it.
My "Be" machine is a K6-2 on a FIC 503+ with a TNT1, Creative Ensoniq Audio PCI, and Creative Modem Blaster 56K ISA (winmodems are not supported yet), all was automatically detected and configured. Also detected were my drives, including CDROM, CDR, and NIC, but I have not tried to network with my Windows or Linux machines and I have not yet found a suitable CD burning program for BeOS - but I really haven't been looking very hard.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the info, I checked on the Hardware, I am in the green on that end. I was just curious as to real world situations, not what Be tells me. I am gonna give it a try and see if I can network it with my Linux box and/or my win98 box. Linux works nicely with my NT server, especially for surfing the web, it seems to almost increase my connection. NT is my comm server also. Anyways, thanks for the input.
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