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Google summer of code reminder *UPDATE – Haiku turned down

by @ Tuesday, April 25th, 2006. Filed under Submitted News

We received a message from Datatec to remind the Be/Haiku/Zeta community about the Google summer of code this year. Here is what he wrote: Google announced the summer of code again, last year if I understand correctly there were no haiku/beos/zeta projects because people who had wanted to propose some didnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt do it in time. […]

BeGroovy 7 – BeOS News 0

by @ Tuesday, November 29th, 2005. Filed under Submitted News

No, those are not scorecard scores… they are ages. ๐Ÿ˜‰ BeGroovy quietly passed it’s 7th birthday 2 weeks ago (Nov 14, 1998 – damn, has it been that long?!) – we’ve sorta all been too busy with life and holidays to have any festivities (although some are planned still). Being 7 years old in this […]

Not quite Be’s Pe

by @ Monday, September 5th, 2005. Filed under Submitted News

Paul Artz wrote in with this [links added for html]: Hey gang After years of less than nothing, Digital Wandering has at last made a major change in (Maarten) Hekkelman Programatuur’s almost famous and certainly ill-fated text-editor; Pepper. They have made it available as a free download. Check it out at: Hook it up […]

BeOS bootdisk testers needed

by @ Sunday, September 4th, 2005. Filed under Submitted News

A call for testers has been made by mmadia who recently started work on a bootdisk archive for BeOS R5.x users. These bootdisks are made up of all possible combinations of patches (AthlonXP, IDE Replacement, RAM Limiter or no patches, etc.) depending on the problem that prevents BeOS from booting on your system. There are […]

Real hardware accelerated graphics under Haiku

by @ Sunday, March 20th, 2005. Filed under Haiku, Submitted News

Thanks to tb100 for the heads up on this. Over at the Haiku forums, Michael Lotz (mmlr) made a post about his new personal Haiku weblog. In his blog he explains his experiments with Haiku which show that real hardware accelerated graphics work with the Haiku kernel and Be’s slimdemo sample code. These are definitely […]

Lobby in Brazil

by @ Tuesday, February 1st, 2005. Filed under Submitted News

Submitted by RepairmanJack (I’m posting a little late, but better than never): Acording to multiple sources (National Public Radio, CNN, USA Today, and others), the Nation of Brazil is going to discontinue the use of the MS Windows Operating system on all of it’s government computers. According to sources, Brazil intends to switch to NON-proprietary […]

BeOS Eh! Canadian BUG returns.

by @ Monday, December 13th, 2004. Filed under Submitted News

I received word that the Canadian BUG BeOS EH! is back online. Due to some problems, the site has been down for a few months. Now that the site is back up, the BlueEyedOS forum and PhosphurOS forum are back online. For all those that have links to the Canadian BUG, please change your links […]

Opera Signature Campaign

by @ Sunday, April 18th, 2004. Filed under Submitted News

BUG-NORDIC, the Norwegian BeOS User Group, is now sponsoring a signature-gathering campaign whose purpose is to encourage Opera, the makers of the Opera web browser, to resume active development of their application for the BeOS platform. You may read about the campaign, and add your signature if you are so inclined, at this location:

New OpenBeOS Newsletter

by @ Thursday, September 11th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

OpenBeOS has posted a “mega-newsletter” yesterday. Contents include two (count em,) TWO CVS updates, an article about the dev process by DarkWyrm, and a chicken/egg discussion by Michael Phipps, only he replaces the chicken with the OS, and the egg with Applications. Their front page doesn’t update nearly often enough, but when it does, it’s […]

BeOS Max hits Sourceforge Top 10

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Was over on the OpenBeOS site’s forums, and noticed that BeOS Max Edition has hit the Sourceforge Top 10 Downloads at number 5! Seems a V3 Beta 1 version was released quietly on the 15th of June, and it’s been getting a ton of downloads. Way to go!!!

New OBOS Newsletter

by @ Monday, June 23rd, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

So, title says it – Go read it!

Late News from Koki on

by @ Monday, May 12th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Koki sent this in last week, and we missed it. Sorry all. Today is a very special day for us at We have word from our members in Japan that UNIX USER magazine (published by SOFTBANK PUBLISHING, the biggest publisher of computer related books and magazines) has hit the shelves and it carries a […]

WinBe Project now has English mailing list

by @ Sunday, May 4th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Koki updates us with more info from the J-town side of the world… As a follow up to the recent news on the WinBe project on (WinBe on Sourceforge — May 2, 2003), we wanted to let you know that an English mailing list has been setup to facilitate participation by non-Japanese developers. Those […]

WinBe on Sourceforge

by @ Friday, May 2nd, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

WinBe, a project designed to provide a Windows execution environment under BeOS, is now back on track after being inactive for almost two years. According to Toyoshima, the lead developer of this project, the sources of WinBe are now on and can be accessed via CVS. WinBe intends to provide an execution environment for […]

BeBox Anew

by @ Monday, April 28th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Well, sortof. As Nicholas Blachford, famed BeOS audio developer of old, put it, “Be goes home”. Below is his statement that went out to the BeLoud mailing list (What?! You don’t remember the BeLoud mailing list? Shame on you!). The summary of his post is that it is now official, there will be a port […]

BeGeistert 10 information

by @ Monday, March 17th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Some information about the next BeGeistert has popped up on the web in the last few days. The most important information is that the location of the gathering has changed. It will be held at the Düsseldorf Youth Hostel, near the center of Düsseldorf, on the banks of the Rhine. This means an end to […]

OpenBeOS Newsletter Online

by @ Thursday, February 6th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

And on time. (available here) The new editor, Kevin Field, gives a nice, down to earth, “Hello” and talks about how to donate time in little chuncks. Jacques Lema gives a sermon about communities – Amen (and what about that part about no company making money from support – there went my business plans ๐Ÿ˜› […]

OpenBeOS in the Wall Street Journal

by @ Wednesday, February 5th, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Michael Phipps of OpenBeOS was interviewed today in the Wall Street Journal Online. What is cool about this is not only the amazing marketing potential of the WSJ, but also that Eric Raymond, world reknown for his leadership role in the Open Source movements, comments on BeOS, stating that it’s architecture is alluring. Eyes from […]

The Last OpenBeOS Newsletter

by @ Thursday, January 23rd, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

Hehe, I just can’t get over that title – I kill myself… ๐Ÿ˜› Ahem. Sorry… The newest, and not last, newsletter for OpenBeOS is online. So why is “Last” even in the headline? The last with me as the editor. Head on over to the OpenBeOS website to read it. …Hehe, I kill myself… ๐Ÿ˜› […]

John Fehr’s Be stuff

by @ Thursday, January 23rd, 2003. Filed under Submitted News

While Be stuff on auction is not normally something that deserves it’s own news item (I didn’t even do it for my own auction for my webtablets) – I do this not only out of deep respect, but also for a good friend who lost a great deal because of his strong belief in BeOS. […]

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