Post your BeOS Screenshots!

We have a thread for Haiku screenshots, but I’d like to also start one for those of us still running BeOS, whether on bare metal or via virtualization!

Here’s a couple of screenshots from my BeOS 5.0.3 VM running through VirtualBox. Specs on the VM are 256 MB RAM, 64MB VRAM, SB16 sound, 8GB HDD, and with Intel PRO/1000 T Server NIC.

VirtualBox_BeOS 5_23_06_2020_08_20_37

VirtualBox_BeOS 5_13_07_2021_23_05_10


How did you get BeOS running on VirtualBox? I got BeOS Personal Edition running on VirtualBox by way of ReactOS.

Adafruit wrote a good, detailed walkthrough for installing BeOS in VirtualBox a couple of years ago. The link is here if you’re interested.

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The one I got installed in VirtualBox is a clean install, nothing fancy there :slight_smile:
But nice to see some of you still running BeOS :clap:

An old one from back in the good old days :slight_smile:



PowerPC representing in the house.

This is my “dual screen” set-up…

This is a PowerMac 9500 180/MP with dual 604e’s running at 180MHz and 130MB RAM

The 9500 I have had since circa 2001. It has a load of history for me and is pretty nostalgic. I am going to be coding on it again pretty soon, so hopefully will start a dev diary or two on those projects. It’ll mainly be making things work that BeOS PowerPC has missing. I probably want more RAM, but as putting it in is really hard, I’ll probably hold off on that for now… lol! (you need to gut the machine.)

This is an Umax C500 with a 603e running at 180MHz and 80MB RAM. It is also running the OS from an SD Card in an SD to IDE adapter.

The Umax is a new addition and is pretty sweet. I have replaced the hard drive to make it easer to swap out the hard drive… it’s now just an MicroSD card in an adapter! I don’t think it changed the performance much. I need to get an L2 cache chip for the Umax and I think that will speed it up slightly, but other than that it is a great machine.


I was going to grab one from my BeOS machine, even though it’s pretty much a vanilla install right now, but then remembered that I don’t have it on the network yet. I did have it on with a 3com card but couldn’t get that working form Windows on there. Put a Realtek 8139(a) card in there and can’t get that to work with any drivers in BeOS, just doesn’t show up.

Looks like I’ve got a new project for this week :slight_smile:

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The rtl8139 should work. I used to use one. It might have been with a third party driver though.

Yeah I’ve tried a few that I’ve gotten online but it just doesn’t seem to register in the network panel. Will keep poking about over the weekend.

Hi there,

my old Dual-Pentium III Maschine.




Try using a static IP address. I needed that for one of my setups

Nice wallpaper!

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I can’t even get the card to show in the list for some reason. There’s heaps of drivers around the net for 8139s but not had any luck yet.

All the “drivers” are just hex-edited versions of the original driver, patching in the required device ID. Same is required for the eepro100 Intel driver. If you can get the device ID (from Devices) it will make finding the right driver a lot easier.

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Not a screenshot, but I stumbled over an old piece of paper in my attic:
BeOS Ad from 1999


BeOS Max 4 on an Abit IP35 mb and quad-core 2.4ghz Core2.


Great ad - good reference for what BeOS was aiming for. “Be in your senses” - love that.