A few days back, Adam “Kancept” McNutt alerted me to an interesting tidbit: in a nutshell, it appears that the final chapter in the Be Inc. saga has finally come to a close. Nearly a decade after Be’s IP assets were sold to Palm (now Access Co.), the lingering tax liabilities have finally been dealt with – and the remaining assets have been distributed to shareholders.

snc10361_thumbKancept’s EMail included an image of the cheque he received for his one share (at a whopping 8 cents per share) and the letter that accompanied it. For those of us who have been long-time BeOS users & remember watching Be’s share price dwindle online, it’s sure to come as a piece of bittersweet news.

On a related note, Kancept also mentioned that he’s planning to list his extensive collection of BeOS / Haiku / ZETA-related memorabilia on eBay. So keep an eye out if you’re interested in picking up a few pieces of BeOS history.

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Adam McNutt on 2009-06-14 at 19:46 (Reply)

Already listed and sold...
Janice on 2012-11-30 at 10:40 (Reply)
To Me Beos was the best OS ever created it ran fast on some of the slseowt systems on those slow systems it did 3D ran several different things at once any everything else. These new OS's can not compare, not even a little bit. Beos Rules forever!

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