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According to Wikipedia 800 or so were produced, so they're rare but not unheard-of. Mine was a much-desired Christmas present in 1997 when I was 16.

I also had a dual PIII-450 machine (alias “Mad Cow”) that dual-booted Windows NT/2K and BeOS R5 (but sadly only displayed B&W 800x600 due to lack of display-adapter driver support) and consequentially was nigh unusable.

> I also had a dual PIII-450 machine (alias “Mad Cow”)

Did you ever use that machine for BeShare back in the day? Because that name associated with BeOS really stands out in my memory. Or maybe, were you on Usenet back then?

Sorry for the pointed questions, just trying to sort out where I remember you from. I discovered BeOS a few months before they folded, and managed to buy 5.0 Pro while it was still being sold by GoBe. I still have my disc and book to this day along with the BeOS Bible and Be Advanced Topics, and I recently acquired an old Dell P-III system which runs it flawlessly (I just need to round up a PATA hard drive as its original drive died a noisy death a few hours after I powered it up).

I had been active on BeShare, yes. I probably used the ‘qubex’ username though.

Still got my (66mhz) BeBox here .. turn it on every year just to make sure it still boots (it does) but I never know what to do with it. Sure is fun to see the blinkenlights come up, though ..

If the card was VESA compatible, there were a number of display modes to select in the "safe mode" menu, which you could get to by pressing space on the boot screen.

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