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CNN: BeOS PCs for the rest of us

Jun 25, 1999, 19:57 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian McIntosh)

"AST Computer on Tuesday introduced what it called the first high-performance system to incorporate BeOS, an alternative to Windows and Linux that optimizes digital media applications. BeOS is designed to coexist with Windows under a dual-boot setup.

In a separate announcement Tuesday, iDot disclosed that in late July it would begin shipping sub-$500 BeOS computers running on 333-MHz Cyrix processors. IDot.com also announced plans to establish a BeOS storefront on its Web site where you can purchase software and add-ons for your BeOS PC."

"Designed by Be, the BeOS lets you run audio, video, image processors, and Web-based software applications simultaneously without any glitch or interruption. But until now, hardware support has been virtually nonexistent."

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