Subject: Re: NetBSD on the BeBox?
To: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
From: Michael K. Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/13/1995 18:20:45
In message <199512132216.RAA18024@puma.bevd.blacksburg.va.us>, Allen
>I'd be interested in working on a port if they do have the systems and
>documentation available at little or no cost. I already have plans for
>my PowerMac. I'm more interested in Be's future CHRP (PPCP) systems.
The developer program offers:
developer program membership
base level BeBox (no RAM or peripherals)
Be system software on CDROM
Be libraries and headers for Mac CodeWarrior
One copy of all development documentation
'preconfigured' $1700 -- the above, plus:
16MB RAM (2 8MB 60ns SIMMs)
#9 GXE64 PCI accelerated graphics card (1MB version)
Keyboard and Mouse
340MB IDE drive with OS installed
Ethernet card (10bT/10b2, generic ISA NE2000)
2x CDROM drive (IDE)
If someone from the NetBSD Foundation were to contact them soon, one
or more systems would probably be donated-- to quote C.K. Haun ("The
Developer Guy at Be"):
Other efforts will be evaluated on a case by case, and
a "Geez, we don't have many machines left!" by case basis.
>-smirk- Do you have any "inside" contact information for them? Is
>anyone else looking into this?
A friend of a friend just left SGI to go work for Be, but he hasn't
been there very long so it's not much of a contact. C.K. Haun has been
quite responsive to my inquiries of email@example.com, though.
:: Mike ::
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