[ucc] Magenta and the other BeBox
grahame at angrygoats.net
Sat Mar 31 17:47:17 WST 2012
I know we had them up and up running back in 2002, 2003 or so? From memory,
the older of the two – with the twin lines of vertically running LEDs on
the front indicating use on the two CPUs – works OK. We were running BeOS
from a CD installer, which is probably still in the machine room somewhere.
I'm pretty sure the newer machine doesn't work, and we never got it going?
I think the working machine was a gift from Peter Lewis, but that might be
They were pretty impressive back in '99 when I showed up, but it'll be
showing definite age now. No useful web browser (just Haiku, the built in
one, and you could get very very old Mozilla to run on it).
On 27 March 2012 13:22, Elliot Nunn <elliotnunn at ucc.asn.au> wrote:
> Hello fellow UCCers.
> I have an interest in old computers, so I was duly impressed when I saw a
> pair of BeBoxen stashed in the corner of the clubroom. I would like to see
> these up and running! Could someone please indulge this fresher with some
> idea of the history of the machines, and especially whether they are
> "broken" or not? I would be most grateful.
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