BeOS is a discontinued operating system, first developed by Be Inc. in 1991. It was developed to run on the PowerPC-based BeBox hardware, and ported to x86 for version 3. It was designed for multimedia applications. BeOS is POSIX-compatible but not UNIX-derived. After its discontinuation, the community is making a new operating system named Haiku, using BeOS concepts.
BeOS in emulators[edit | edit source]
The operating system is notorious for its usage of install media with multiple tracks. This makes it harder to install it in virtualization software, as converting the disc image to a format designed to only store a single track such as ISO 9660 will result in a boot error. Some tools are also known to convert the image into a multi-track format consumable by a VM, although they discard the track information in the process and write a cue file with a single track, leading to the same error.
Version list[edit | edit source]