The Register heeft wat nieuws over de nieuwe strategie van Be, die BeOS nu nadrukkelijker gaat positioneren als OS voor internet toepassingen (plug 'n play mail&web servers enzo):
Now, this isn't as daft as it might sound. The BeOS is well-suited to real time video and audio processing. It's also highly object-oriented making it easy for developers to strip out the unnecessary PC-oriented stuff to focus on what's required by an embedded system. It even comes with its own Web server.
These features make the BeOS well-suited to embedded Internet applications too, and it's not hard to see it appealing to developers of, say, set-top boxes. We're not sure about Be's claim that its OS provides "a rich user experience for non-PC devices", but otherwise it's not a bad idea.
In hetzelfde artikel ook nog een regeltje info over BeOS R4.1:
The upcoming Release 4.1 adds some new device drivers, but the BeOS' big problem in the PC space is its lack of compatibility with users' add-in cards and peripherals.