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OpenBeOS Is Moving Right Along

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If you’re one of the 15–20 people who ever used the BeOS, I’m sure you were pretty bummed out when they were bought out by Palm Computing a while back. We were all going to miss our brilliant little alternative-OS.

Those of you who miss the BeOS may be able to see it again very soon. The OpenBeOS Project is moving right along in resurrecting a fully-functional, completely re-written from the ground-up, R5-compatible version of BeOS 5. At the moment, the project is still called OpenBeOS. However, they have selected a new name, and are in the middle of the trademark process (which has hit a few snags).

The Game Kit, Media Kit, Interface Kit, Input Kit, Kernel, and Networking are the last (and hardest) parts to be completed. The Media Kit, Alpha 1 is available for download to run on BeOS 5. The Be File System project has released OpenBFS 1.0 Beta 6, which I’m running as we speak.

Be-lovers, our time is approaching…

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.