Een afgeslankte versie van BeOS, genaamd 'Stinger', is door National Semiconductor verkozen tot besturingssysteem voor hun WebPad internet appliance (best wel cool dingetje trouwens - portable touchscreen met draadloze verbinding naar computer):
Alternative OS developer Be's scheme to break into the embedded market took a major step forward today, when its cut-down version of the BeOS, codenamed Stinger, was selected by National Semiconductor as the OS component of its WebPad Internet appliance reference design.
Both companies were keen to stress that their partnership isn't a formal one -- so any OEM that licenses WebPad will have to license Stinger separately -- and it's not clear whether Stinger is being used in all WebPad-based reference platforms or simply for those aimed at multimedia applications. Still, it's good news for Be, which has come to see the embedded market, and the Internet appliance arena in particular, as the place where it can really make its mark.
Zie The Register voor meer info.