BeOS newbie question

I got bored with my Linux system, so i decided to try BeOS. I know there are several versions out there (BeOS max, zeta, R5, Dano etc), but i was wondering, what would you suggest to a newbie like me? My desktop is a A64 3000+ with 1Gb RAM and my laptop is 1.8GHz with 256Mb RAM.

Actually, i did try Zeta on my laptop once, but it kept blocking on me. BeOS Max (IIRC) only booted to some point.

Sorry for this generic question, and thanks for your reply :slight_smile:

i almost forgot, is it possible to use BeOS on a day-to-day basis?

I would also like to know the answer to that question as I also want to try it out.

Actually, you may not be able to run it, at least not without some dirty hacks. BeOS is just too old for any modern computer. That’s one of the reasons why I’m waiting for Haiku instead, since it supports newer hardware. Feel free to prove me wrong though.

I guess the BeOS 5 PE Max Edition, though of course also discontinued, may be your best bet. At least its last release date of 2007 suggests best possible compatibility. Though not necessarily, as the OT proves.

That said, for me BeOS’ only value today is as a benchmark for Haiku and of course for nostalgic reasons. :slight_smile: