BeOS is Reborn as Haiku Operating System, Run BeOS!
Remember BeOS? If you don’t that’s ok, it came out around 1995 and even though its performance was leaps and bounds above Mac OS System 8 and Windows 95, it never quite caught on, so it died off and seemingly disappeared.
Until now, that is. Now BeOS is reborn as Haiku, an open source lightweight operating system that you can easily run on a modern computer, whether it’s a Mac or PC.
It’s certainly more of a novelty at this point, but it’s kind of fun to play around with in a retro sort of way, and who knows maybe it will give Linux a run for it’s money? Well probably not, but nothing wrong with pipedreaming! It’s free to check out and it’s definitely fun to play with, so try it out in an emulator, virtual machine, or live boot it from an ISO or disc if you’re interested.
Anyway, check out Haiku, you can download it as an installable ISO, a VMWare image, or a live boot CD.
If you get the ISO image you can install it yourself into VirtualBox, VMWare, and probably Parallels too. Just boot from the ISO and away you go.