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Be Gear Up For Auction

Hemos posted more than 12 years ago | from the come-and-get-it dept.

Be 169

Well, if you live near the Menlo Park, CA area you should join what's evidently a number of slashdot readers at the Be, Co. auction. With the merger and dissolution of Be, all of their remaining hardware/furniture will be up for auction.

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first roast (-1)

anal-johnson (528597) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799071)

mmmm rump roast!

Re:first roast (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799098)

Ah, you've defeated me! You rogue!

how about some... (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799176)

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Random Numbers? (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799187)

Sure!

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first posting of 2001 troll award winners here (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799126)

Thanks to all who voted in the 2001 Troll Awards. I have added up all the votes and here is what came out:

-Best Troll of 2001: Egg Troll
Other Nominees:
Genghis Troll
The WIPO Troll
TRoLLaXoR
Big_Ass_Spork
The Turd Report
sllort
Klerck
Ralph JewHater Nader

-Worst Troll of 2001: WIPO Troll
Other nominees:
CmderTaco
Big Ass Spork
JonKatz
George WIPO Bush
The Lyrics Guy
Flarners
Frank White
Wil Wheaton
Klerck

-Most Improved Troll: WIPO Troll
Other nominees:
The Turd Report
core10k
Big_Ass_Spork
Archie Bunker
Perdida
BankofAmerica_ATM

-Troll Lifetime Achievement Award: The Turd Report
Other nominees:
WIPO Troll
Sunken Kursk
Egg Troll
OSM
The_Messenger
Shoeboy
Big_Ass_Spork

-Best Troll post of 2001: Egg Troll's GPL Troll
Other nominees:
The mimbleton attack
I DO IT WRONG! post
The Turd Report's reports
The 2001 Troll Awards
Taco Snotting FAQ
Egg Troll's C: A Dead Language? troll
anything by The Messenger

-Best CrapFlood Material: ASCII goatse.cx
Other nominations:
Taco Snotting
I DO IT WRONG! post
Any Adeqacy crapola
All AC posts
Klerck's page widening/lengthening posts

-Most hated Slashdot Janitor: Michael
Other nominees:
JonKatz
Roblimo
Timothy
Cliff
Jamie
CmdrTaco

-Slashdot Janitor Most Likely to Get Fired: Jon Katz
Other nominees:
Michael
Timothy
ChrisD
Cliff
Jamie
All of them

-Troll You Would Want to Drink a Beer With: WIPO Troll
Other nominees:
Genghis Troll
TRoLLaXor
Fort Knox
The Turd Report
euroderf
The Messenger
mackga
Egg Troll
The Lyrics Guy
Big Ass Spork

-Troll That You Would Not Want to Be Trapped in an Elevator With: WIPO Troll
Other nominees:
Ghengis Troll
Frank White
Wil Wheaton
Klerck
Any Spork

-Gayest Slashdot Poster: TIE! Big_Ass_Spork or Anonymous Coward
Other nominees:
rasactive
WIPO Troll
Anyone who has something about ignoring ACs in their sig
Will Wheaton
Wakko Warner
Wntrmute
JonKatz
Michael
CowboyNeal

Re:first posting of 2001 troll award winners here (-1)

anal-johnson (528597) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799151)

bring on the acceptance "speeches"!

Re:first posting of 2001 troll award winners here (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799241)

How come Anonymous Coward didn't win aything, damnit? Collectively we probably do a pretty good job.

Re:first posting of 2001 troll award winners here (-1)

SlaveTroll (535702) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799293)

i think its unfair you left out Trolligula - he should have got some kind of rookie of the year award. remember he did get 4 fp's in a row on his first day and then came back with 3 in a row the next day.

first post! (-1)

negativekarmanow tm (518080) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799072)

i have no idea what this article is about

Re:first post! (-1)

negativekarmanow tm (518080) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799083)

damn that was close

Has anyone ever gotten something reasonably priced (1)

JoshMKiV (548790) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799076)

... at these things? I keep reading stories about people paying a zillion $$$ for a PII desktop.

yawnnnnn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799100)

Just put "FP" next time. Honestly before everything !

Re:Has anyone ever gotten something reasonably pri (1)

Newer Guy (520108) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799406)

If you want an answer to this, go to ebay or Ubid or any other number of auction sites. The stuff usually gies for OUTRAGEOUS prices. Frankly, I find much better deals in the want ads...or at swap meets or even yard sales. I have no idea what it is about auctions that make so many ppl overbid. Just for the hell of it, I put in a bunch of what I thought to be reasonable bids at ebay. I didn'twin a single thing..and many items went for over twice what I bid...some even for more then you could buy them for new. THEN add shipping & handling in...
Anyway, I can't figure the attraction out....

Yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799599)

My old alma mater has auctions every month, I saw a guy go home with 50 NeXt systems for $400 and another guy get a whole slew of mixed laser printers for $1 a piece. My own personal pride is the IMB 8086 portable, not laptop but portable, weighs a ton but it works. Got it for $.50. Bought all sorts of other equipment really cheap as well.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799079)

fp

nr (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799125)

nr

Cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799082)

Any good deals on BeBoxes?

eye am elite (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799085)

eye am elite

Ah, the firesale.... (4, Informative)

syrupMatt (248267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799088)

Having been to a number of these in my local area (nyc), I can say it is an excellent place to pick up hardcore geek toys that you would not otherwise be able to afford (cheap servers anyone?).

But for Be, there might be an added sentimental value to items. Pick up the box that you once downloaded your favorite os from, that type of thing.

Either way, its a sad day that we have to witness a Be firesale.

Re:Ah, the firesale.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799108)

But for Be, there might be an added sentimental value to items. Pick up the box that you once downloaded your favorite os from, that type of thing.

what in the fuck?

Re:Ah, the firesale.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799266)

Yes, OS nazis are an amazing brand of stalker freak, aren't they?

Re:Ah, the firesale.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799333)

A good friend of mine picked up at one of these sales, an HP9000 server with dual 160MHz processors, 2GB memory and 80GB of disk space all in a big 6 foot tall rack enclosure.... get this, for only $500.00 !!!!! Got the OS and database install CD's too, along with a copy of all their now-defunct finacial databases. He had to haul it down from the 30'th floor and load it into his truck by himself, which nearly broke his back. Looks righteously cool in his livingroom.

Re:Ah, the firesale.... (1)

cholokoy (265199) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799349)

The day after, they'll be on sale ate Bay and some other people with money to burn will snap them up.

toast (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799090)

Yippppee

BeBox (3, Insightful)

Tet (2721) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799092)

It's a sad comment that even at Be, Inc., they only had 20 BeBoxen left to auction off. I used to lust after those things. I wish they'd taken off. If I was in the US, I'd seriously consider trying to snap one up at the auction.

Re:BeBox (2, Informative)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799204)

I bought one a couple years ago by posting on comp.os.be and asking if anybody had one. An engineer from SF sold me his for $200.

Re:BeBox (1)

SpinyNorman (33776) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799255)

What was so special about the Be hardware? I thought BeOS ran on standard PC hardware.

Re:BeBox (2)

SuiteSisterMary (123932) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799305)

If I recall correctly (and it's iffy on the first point, but I'm certain on the second point) it was two things; 1: mutiple PowerPC processors, and 2: little LED bars on the front of the case that monitored CPU load.

Re:BeBox (3, Informative)

Russ Steffen (263) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799308)

At first, BeOS ran only on a platform called the BeBox. The BeBox was somewhat similar to a PowerMac, being a dual-processor PowerPC machine. The BeBox had these cool LED CPU load bar graphs on the front, and a port on the back called the GeekPort (a huge connector with all sorts of digital and analog I/O lines and other cool stuff).

Re:BeBox (2)

ThatComputerGuy (123712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799312)

I think it was all standard, but it was just cool... SMP BeBoxes with the CPU Meters... it's just cool.

Plus, everyone wanted them some years back when they were considered great perfomers, so now you get to own a piece of geek-lust history.

The orginal BeBox was a Dual PPC setup (2)

DABANSHEE (154661) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799320)

With connectors galor on the back, many more than a ATX PC. Heaps of different Audio ports, multiple MIDI ports & of course the famouse BeBox 'Geek Port'.

Really it had 1st class hardware for its day.

Click here for specs (5, Informative)

DABANSHEE (154661) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799355)

Well a summary anyway, at "the Linux for BeBox website" [sowerbutts.com] .

Here's a quote...

"...Be only made about 1,800 BeBoxes, I believe, and they are rapidly becoming collector's items, so you'll have to move fast. Be produced two models, which were identical in all but the processors. The first model was the Dual603-66, which was powered by two PowerPC 603 CPUs, each operating at 66Mhz. The second model was the Dual603-133, which had two PowerPC 603e CPUs. Each of these ran at 133Mhz, and in addition had twice the level 1 cache size of the CPUs in the Dual603-66. Both models of BeBox have been criticised for the lack of a level 2 cache, but it was a simple engineering choice: the MPC105 (the memory controller, bus arbitrator and PCI bridge) could either support a single CPU and a level 2 cache, or two CPUs. The performance gains due to a level 2 cache were vastly outweighed by the performance boost from a second CPU. The CPUs are soldered directly to the motherboard; one cannot swap them for faster (or, if you were perverse enough) slower processors.

The BeBox has some amazing features. Firstly, it has both the ISA and PCI busses which are so common in the x86 PC world. This means that one can plug any standard PC peripheral into it. It also has both ATA (IDE) and SCSI 2 disk interfaces, with an external SCSI 2 port. It has a standard AT keyboard interface, a standard PS/2 mouse port, four standard 9-pin RS232 serial ports, four MIDI ports (two in and two out, for two channels), two standard PC joystick ports and 16 bit sound line in and out through RCA phono plugs and stereo minijacks for a microphone and headphones. It also has some more strange IO abilities; three InfraRed ports (for IR device control, not IrDA) and something known as the "GeekPort".

Plus, the BeBox has one amazingly impressive feature that no other machine in the world has. On the front bezel of the BeBox, there are two bar graphs made of green lights. Each graph represents the amount of work each CPU is doing - you can tell at a glance whether the application you're running is taxing the machine's processors or not. As they say, "We don't understand the software, and sometimes we don't understand the hardware, but we can see the blinking lights!"..."

Re:Click here for specs (1)

spitzcor (67377) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799535)

You wrote,
"Plus, the BeBox has one amazingly impressive feature that no other machine in the world has."

I know that IBM AS/400's had the little CPU meters on them. However, I don't know if they had them when the BeBox was being produced or if they still have them.

Re:Click here for specs (1)

qurob (543434) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799566)

Plus, the BeBox has one amazingly impressive feature that no other machine in the world has. On the front bezel of the BeBox, there are two bar graphs made of green lights. Each graph represents the amount of work each CPU is doing - you can tell at a glance whether the application you're running is taxing the machine's processors or not.

My IBM AS/400 and NetFinity's have those...

Re:BeBox (3, Interesting)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799370)

A long time ago (1996 to be exact) Be actually made their own computers. The BeBox was a blue, stately-looking computer that ran dual PowerPC 66MHz procs (and later dual 133). The most notable feature of the BeBox was that the front has two Greco-romanesqe columns jutting out that featured vertical LED's that bounced up and down to indicate each CPU's load...aka "Das Blinkenlights." The back of the computer was loaded with all sorts of ports, serial, parallel, SCSI, MIDI and the GeekPort, which is some type of analog interface for hobbyists.

When PC's became more affordable and proliferated throughout the market, Be decided to stop making the BeBox.

Re:BeBox (1)

SpinyNorman (33776) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799590)

Thanks! I just Google'd and found a site with some cool pictures of the beast. I can see that das Blinkenlights are indeed a key feature! :-)

BeBox pictures [bebox.nu]

Re:BeBox (2)

OctaneZ (73357) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799425)

For those of you who have never seen a BeBox there is a picture of one can be found HERE [arpagan.com] on the auction page. They are really cool looking. You can see the LED strips up the front legs, in the picture CPU0 is lighting one LED and CPU1 is lighting 2 LEDs.

-OctaneZ

Re: Thoughtport ISP in Columbia, MO (2)

King_TJ (85913) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799456)

This goes back a ways, but I remember meeting one of the owners of a small ISP called "Thoughtport", that ran from Columbia, Missouri. He ran the whole ISP on BeBoxes. I think he may have been the only ISP in the U.S. to do such a thing.

I wonder what ever happened to all of his stuff?
I know the ISP went out of business years ago - but he had a nice collection of Be equipment there.

will this include... (4, Offtopic)

Transient0 (175617) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799093)

Bill dartboards
star trek desk calendars
paper clip art
nerf guns
frisbees
etc.

First Post (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799094)

To bad I miss BeOS

Somewhat Related (4, Informative)

webword (82711) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799102)

Uhh.. No. Jobs finished keynote - not even new PDA (1)

count0 (28810) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799550)

let alone a Palm acquisition announcement.

where is the??? (1)

bje2 (533276) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799106)

damn...i was hoping to pick up a good foosball table...

Re:where is the??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799116)

stop by sparks.com in SF.

What about the code? (3, Interesting)

anthony_dipierro (543308) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799111)

Are they also auctioning off the copyright to the code?

Uh..... (1)

qurob (543434) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799173)

At the special meeting of it stockholders, held on November 12, 2001, Be's stockholders approved the sale of substantially all of its intellectual property and other technology assets to Palm, Inc. and the dissolution of Be through the adoption of a plan of dissolution.

Re:What about the code? (2, Informative)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799186)

The code was sold to Palm. Be has only retained some bits of hardware, furniture and the right to sue M$ in an antitrust lawsuit. Some people are suggesting that Be's massive trading volume last week is a sign of the (hopeful) lawsuit annoucement coming up.

I emailed the auction company to find out if the items were going to also be auctioned online or just at the physical location. They haven't written me back yet...anybody here know?

idea (!) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799117)

put it on ebay

Re:idea (!) (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799217)

Idea(!)

Put it up you A$$

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ATTN: HACKERS (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799118)

plz hackz teh sight [aol.com] they r lame and canceled my online. thnx.

Re:ATTN: HACKERS (-1)

Tasty Beef Jerky (543576) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799338)

dud3, 1 \/\/@5|\|'7 @8|3 70 g37 |\/|y 5cr1p7z 70 cr@k 7h0z b1z|\|@7ch3z. 7h3y 700 p0\/\/3rfu| 4 m3!

Originally reported Dec 25 (1)

Lawmeister (201552) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799123)

here [slashdot.org] although this new link has the location and some of the items for sale.

Some of the pics have an interesting backdrop [arpagan.com] I wonder what trade secrets the chair hides.. LOL

Re:Originally reported Dec 25 (2, Flamebait)

fobbman (131816) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799302)

"I wonder what trade secrets the chair hides.. "

Whichever ones happened to be specifically blown right out their asses would be my guess.

Aeron Chair (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799130)

If anyone can get me a Aeron chair [hermanmiller.com] for under $100, I'll give'm $150 for one!

Dotcom bust has really helped the Herman Miller company....

Re:Aeron Chair (2)

Binestar (28861) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799216)

Actually, I'm not sure of that. All these chairs are all chairs that Herman miller has already sold. They aren't getting anymore $$$ from the auction of these.

Besides, doesn't change of ownership void any warrenty they have?

If you really want a chair.... (2, Informative)

dbc (135354) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799298)

I recently picked up two very nice chairs from Sam Clar -- almost unused, full warrantee, half price. Seems they used to have a nice business renting furniture to dot-coms. Now they have a lot of chairs in inventory that local store managers are instructed to move out at what they can get for them. Notice how sitting is this chair help speling and gramaticly correctly my slash dot postings. Comfy, though.

Re:Aeron Chair (2)

grue23 (158136) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799476)

> Dotcom bust has really helped the Herman Miller company.... Yeah, they had to start laying people off [fuckedcompany.com] when all the companies that had bought two Aerons per employee started going under.

What can you buy? (1)

InsaneCreator (209742) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799131)

Forget the furniture, I want to buy the whole place! :)

mo' money! (1)

hajmola (82709) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799132)

yeah, they'd probably get a hellufalot more money auctioning the goods online.

Slashdotted already? (5, Funny)

Chagrin (128939) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799138)

Perhaps these arpagan.com people should consider bidding on a better web server.

Re:Slashdotted already? (2)

ThatComputerGuy (123712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799331)

You mean a beowulf cluster of 20 BeBoxes?

WDTOBUHTDS? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799140)

Why did they only blow up half the Death Star?

Wht a shame - I'd love a Be box! (2)

Snowfox (34467) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799162)

I'd have loved to get my hands on a Be box. I've kept an eye out for these going on eBay and similar, but so far haven't had any luck. It's a pity they only have 20, and I doubt anyone nerdy enough to nab one there is going to be selling it any time soon. Or certainly not at a reasonable price.

Bringing Linux or NetBSD up on a Be would be a step cooler* than running on NeXT or tricked out Amiga hardware.

* yes, cooler is entirely subjective, insert comments about having a life, etc... But tell me you wouldn't want to at least test-drive a BeUNIX Beastie.

Get a life! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799276)

Subject says it all really!

Re:Wht a shame - I'd love a Be box! (1)

slashdot.org (321932) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799292)

And exactly how much would you want to pay for one?

It's easy enough for me to go over and put a bid on a couple. I could practically walk there.

If there are people that are seriously interested, let me know. I suspect there will be more bidders on these boxen though. I don't care to make money on them, and I don't mind paying for them in advance, I just need to get an idea of what people would want to realistically pay for them.

only 20? (0)

mackermacker (250587) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799369)

i thought they had about 1800

Re:only 20? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799532)

1,800 is how many were made/sold. Be only had 20 in their possesion. I mean, why they still had them I don't know since Be offically dropped BeBox support Janurary 1st, 2001.

What, no Aeron chairs? (2, Funny)

sulli (195030) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799164)

Not much of a dot com auction then.

Re:What, no Aeron chairs? (1)

ThatComputerGuy (123712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799366)

Exactly. Be had something they could actually sell. That's already better than most dot coms out there.

"Uhh... we're consultants!" Yeah, like everybody and their momma, who can also get online and register YoMommaConsulting.com.

Going once, going twice, going thrice... (1)

shankark (324928) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799168)

Be Gone!

Wow!!! (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799197)

This is a long story!!!

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Auction (2, Funny)

Kreeblah (95092) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799202)

Gee, thanks for posting this on Slashdot. There goes any chance of getting something at a reasonable price.

Ebonics? (5, Funny)

crotherm (160925) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799209)


When I first read the subject, my first thought was a badly phased title written in ebonics.

And thanks to slashdot (1)

slashdot.org (321932) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799214)

nothing will go on the cheap.

I wonder if the auction itself is going to be as /.ed as the site.

Unfortunately, most of the stuff is just nothing-fancy standard office equipment. Be wasn't living the hi-life like the dotcoms. It's too bad they didn't make it.

I'm bitter about apple (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799229)

they hype shit for a WEEK and can't handle the load on their streaming server; i havn't even been able to get even a shitty slow connection, no NO CONNECTION AT ALL from their live keynote streaming CRAP CRAP CRAP LIES ALL LIES!

and i'm bitter that slashdot and macslash and all the other frequently updated type news sites don't have any coverage at 10:15am.pst when this shit started 75 minutes ago.

they better have some damn cool shit besides the new (admitedly neato) imac, or there's gonna be a lot of bitter people.

Re:I'm bitter about apple (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799268)

ok found some coverage it's at macrumors.com

Re:I'm bitter about apple (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799285)

this shit with the apple store being "back within an hour" is a bunch of crap too... it's been like that 90minutes at least

Re:I'm bitter about apple (1, Offtopic)

daviddennis (10926) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799452)

Go to MacMinute.com, it's still more or less up and running.

D

Huge auction at Ebay. (2, Troll)

jm91509 (161085) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799235)

An annonymous coward tells us that if your on the internet a huge auction is on right now at ebay [ebay.com] . Get there quick to avoid disappointment. Update: Readers have pointed out that as ebay don't run linux on their web servers [netcraft.com] this isn't really news. Sorry for wasting your time with non linux/unix news items.

Re:Huge auction at Ebay. (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799248)

I hate ebay.

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All the cool stuff will probably be gone by now (4, Informative)

mrroot (543673) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799256)

A friend of mine worked for a company who went bankrupt and had an auction of their remaining assets. Strangely, alot of the really cool stuff seemed to just disappear before the auction could take place, presumably stolen by the owners, employees, or friends of each, I don't know. Certainly this was illegal and if the creditors found out there could have been a lawsuit I suppose.

Who's job is it to make sure the remaining assets of the company make it to the auction? Ultimately the creditors are to lose (more).

Re:All the cool stuff will probably be gone by now (2, Funny)

Unknown Poltroon (31628) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799481)

"Who's job is it to make sure the remaining assets of the company make it to the auction? "

Mine. Please bring all your servers by my house before the auction. ANy unsuitable ones will be discarded.

Das Blinken Lights (1)

analemma (548936) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799270)



But really, why didn't Beos ever really catch on? Das blinken lights? But even Madonna used it on tour, I used it on my laptop, it had great multimedia infections.

Maybe they needed a cuter animal to mascot for them.

Re:Das Blinken Lights (1)

ThatComputerGuy (123712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799345)

Needed more software written for it. Of course, much more software wouldn't get written for it unless more people were using it.

Chicken? Egg?

I wish I were... (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799277)

as hated as jonkatz, cmdrtaco or klerck!!!

Here are some numbers

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For anyone drooling over the thought of a BeBox... (2, Offtopic)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799286)

...according to the auction page, there aren't any.

But you can get an almost-as-ancient Apple "Proforma" computer, and a Laserwriter II!

- A.P.

Re:For anyone drooling over the thought of a BeBox (1)

quan74 (451034) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799449)

really? than what is this?
http://www.arpagan.com/auctions/2002Jan16/pics/p ag es/500_%20Be%20Box.htm

Hemos = (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799294)

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*BSD is dying... (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799307)

for some numbers

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For my foes (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799322)

This is CmderTaco... suck it

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Wil Wheaton Dead At Age 29 (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799336)

From a number overdose
[goatse.cx]
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Be. It's Over. Move On. No More Articles Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799367)

What is the fasicnation with this stuff anyway? For the love of God, stop!

been there, done that (1)

absolut_kurant (152888) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799431)

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/12/26/052721 3&mode=thread

Not the nicest stuff.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2799471)

I've been to Be a few times, and there were defininately no Aeron chairs or other fancy stuff that I noticed. It was more government issue type desks etc. It would be like liquidating a bus station.

Copy of last BeOS for BeBox sought (2)

Brett Glass (98525) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799477)

We have an original BeBox in the lab. Since it is very unlikely that any newer version of BeOS will be available for it in the future, we are looking for a copy of the last released version of the OS that will run on a BeBox. Can anyone out there help?

Re:Copy of last BeOS for BeBox sought (1)

quan74 (451034) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799497)

Try someplace like http://www.i-bug.org/ or http://www.belinks.com/be_bugs.html
Good Luck!
If you can't find it though I might be interested in purchasing that BeBox :P

It is a shame... (5, Insightful)

fmaxwell (249001) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799516)

While I hope that some people get some good deals on the remainder of Be's assets, it's still a darn shame. Be was an elegant OS that really showed how much CPU horsepower Windows was wasting. And it was not a rehashed version of some OS from the 1970s with a hundred layers of legacy code piled on it.

I think that much of Be's failure can be traced to their lack of loyalty to their customers. They abandoned customers that bought the BeBox, orphaning it with no support. They abandoned users who ran Be on Mac hardware. They abandoned people who purchased BeOS for the PC. Their web pages urged people to check back often for updates to BeOS 5, yet they made none for over a year. They even abandoned the developers that were making commercial and non-commercial software for BeOS, switching to an exorbitant pay-for-support arrangement that pretty much killed development.

When they announced that they were going into the Internet appliance market, that was the end for them. After abandoning every customer that they had ever had, they wondered why Internet appliance makers didn't flock to them. A major player in that industry (when it existed ;-) probably had little desire to be allied with a company as fickle as Be.

What about the domain name? (2, Insightful)

qurob (543434) | more than 12 years ago | (#2799592)



I'm sure www.be.com [be.com] is worth some dough!

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