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ZDNet: Compaq licenses BeOS for Net apps

Dec 28, 1999, 19:16 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"Alternative operating system maker Be Inc. announced on Monday [12/21] that it had signed a licensing deal with PC maker Compaq Computer Corp. to incorporate a BeOS-based information appliance platform, code-named Stinger, into the PC giant's next-generation Internet products."

"While Compaq... does not guarantee it will eventually build Stinger into its products, the deal is a major second step along a new path for Be -- away from PCs and toward simpler information appliances."

"Stinger includes the core components of the BeOS as well as the Opera browser, the ability to play video and audio streams, and several application development services."

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