Be OS, free OS

— 12:00 AM on January 19, 2000

Alert reader oldkenobi sends word of this announcement from Be, makers of the little OS that could, the Be OS. Here's the gist of it:

Beginning later in the first quarter of 2000, you will be able to download BeOS 5 -- the upcoming version of Be's acclaimed personal computer operating system -- free for personal, non-commercial use.
Since I wasn't about to pay money for an alternative OS with Linux running around free out there, this is a welcome change. Plus, I've gotta start saving now to cover the price (319 US smackeroos) for Windows 2000 Pro.
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