View Full Version : Be Buyout...

Aug 3, 2001, 11:57 PM
It seems life has gone full circle. When Apple was shopping for a new OS, Be (http://www.be.com) was everyone's favorite choice... well, everyone except Apple.

Be's been in some financial difficulty, as well as a change in their focus (to an appliance OS)... Now, The Register reports (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/20811.html) that Be has found itself a buyer:

Be's close relationship with Sony, the product of much speculation over the last six months or so, makes the Japanese giant a leading candidate for the post of Be buyer, but other IT and consumer electronics companies can't be ruled out.

It may be interesting where Be settles...

Aug 4, 2001, 12:04 AM
Let's hope that Sony starts putting BeOS on their computers and starts to get software makers to jump on the Be bandwagon. To hell with microsoft. BeOS is cool anyhow.

I know that this is not going to happen, but for a while Sony did put Corel's StarOffice on their PCs instead of Microsoft Office. StarOffice is very powerful, can save/open/edit office files, and is FREE!!!! If I still ran a PC, I would run Staroffice completely. I use this example to prove that Sony does go out on limbs sometimes, and I hope that they continue with BeOS.


Aug 6, 2001, 09:21 PM
I learnt about be when I first read Jim Carlton's book, and fell in love with the OS. I was very disappointed when I found my old 6116 NuBus was too old and my G3 Blueberry was too new. OS X is cool, but to be honest, was not my first choice. I see the OS X is moving towards Next with the moveability of the Dock, and think that that is great. But my G3 is a 450, with two ata 33 drives and 512 of RAM. If Sony puts Be on a Viao, I will think really hard before I by a Quicksilver.

Aug 8, 2001, 12:02 AM
Star Office is from Sun. Not Corel ;)

Aug 8, 2001, 01:11 AM
my bad...sorry

Aug 16, 2001, 03:35 PM
Your bad what?

Aug 18, 2001, 04:19 AM
I believe I read somewhere that Palm is in the process of buying Be's intellectual property.