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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 http://www.bethere.co.uk

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)