BeBox Operating Systems
If you're interested in how Operating Systems interact with the BeBox, then a
good place to start is to read Bob Herold's From Power Up to the
Browser and OS
Writer's Cookbook articles.
Once you've got your head around that, head on over to the Tech Info section of The BeBox Zone for all the technical
manuals, kernel code snippets, and discussion about BeBox hardware you could
Over the years, a number of Operating Systems have been known to run on the
BeBox. Below you'll find information about all the operating systems that are
known to have run on a BeBox.
The primary operating system (which was written specifically for the BeBox), is
the BeOS. The BeOS was developed from scratch by
Be Inc over a period of approximately 10 years.
Plan 9 is an advanced multi-user Open
Source operating system designed with at Bell Labs (the home of UNIX). It runs
on multiple hardware platforms and is highly suited to building large
Linux is a free Unix-type operating
system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers
around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License ,
the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly
portable UNIX-like operating system. Its clean design and advanced
features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and
it is user-supported with complete source. NetBSD/bebox is the port of NetBSD to the BeBox.
SheepShaver provides a MacOS runtime
environment for BeOS. It is not itself an operating system, but runs an
unmodified MacOS 7.x/8.x under control of the BeOS without any kind of