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BeBox is also the name of an ADSL2+ Router branded by a UK ISP BeThere. more information can be found at

This in't really all that relevant to the article. The BeBox (Be Inc) predates the BeBox (BeThere) by some considerable time. Memsom (talk) 12:49, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

product design[edit]

who did the product design of BeBox? i think it was from a french designer or studio? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nitrofurano (talkcontribs) 20:22, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Unclear word[edit]

What is a "Geek Port"? --maru (talk) contribs 06:45, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

In non-geeky terms, it's a parallel (printer)-port like entity, only a bit bigger. It's the longest one near the bottom in this picture. Geeks can use it to hook up strange, usually homemade devices to their BeBox. --Qviri (talk) 17:39, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Not really. The GeekPort was more akin to the types of applications that you now would uses an arduino for. It had A/D converters and various I/O pins. The OS had an API that allowed users to write code to access the data easily and it was probably the most cool and yet underused feature of the BeBox. I owned one for a number of years, and I never went anywhere near it. Yes, form factor wise, it looks a little like a DB25 or whatever, but it had absolutely nothing to do with printers. Memsom (talk) 12:52, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

CPU hack[edit]

I love how the BeBox uses 603 CPUs. They do not support SMP at all. It's a huge hack that does cache coherency via software. Works fairly well, though :) Ressedue (talk) 16:24, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Not really. The 603's were horribly slow in dual processor mode. I had a PM9500 which had a stock 604e dual processor card, and it made the 603's look stupidly slow. But then again, the 604 had the required hardware cache. Memsom (talk) 12:54, 21 July 2014 (UTC)