Just when you thought you’d never see an example of computing hardware as enchanting as the BeBox, original hardware designer Joseph Palmer announces its resurrection – this time with 16 processors! And you thought pervasive multithreading on two CPUs was good. While he was at it, Palmer has added 16 (yes, 16) MIDI ports, a RAID 5 drive config, 64GB memory, and two GeekPorts. I think my time with OS X just might be drawing to a close. I hear the Haiku project is thriving these days.
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I wonder if this means we’ll be getting New Hobbit CPUs from the New AT&T?
You know the 31st was the 10th anniversary of the release of BeOS/x86, right?
Off by one error… It was 1998… =)
In related news, JLG is back at Apple as VP of desktop systems.
Oh, I’m past midnight. Never mind.
Heh. Schweet! ;) But I do miss BeOS, and still have my copy of the Hacker, Bortman and Herborth BeOS Bible on my bookshelf :)
I hate technology news on April 1st. Just big teases :)
Sean, do you just happen to have that obscure date memorized? If so, do you also have dates for release of the BeBox, or for public PowerPC releases? Would love to have these in my forever calendar.
Scot: March 31st is my birthday, so I was rather excited that it was also the release date of BeOS/x86, which I was eagerly anticipating…
Coincidentally, that same date (March 31st, 1998) was the day Mozilla was first released as Open Source. I was really excited about that, even though it took years to bear fruit.
Happy effin’ birthday Sean!
Thank you, sir!
As far as other dates of release, I think I have a comprehensive email/Be Newsletter archive somewhere that could probably be mined for important dates if someone was so inclined…
Not inclined enough to go plowing through newsletters, but thanks. Just thought you might have a photographic date memory or something.