Compaq licenses BeOS

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Compaq licenses BeOS

Alternative operating system maker Be Inc. has signed a deal granting Compaq a license to incorporate the BeOS into its next-generation Internet products.

The deal revolves around Be’s “information appliance platform,” code-named Stinger.

Stinger includes the core components of the BeOS, as well as the Opera browser, the ability to play video and audio streams, and several application development services.

The software is due to ship in volume during the first quarter of 2000.

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