BeOS For Free
Chris Thompson sent a link to a news piece on SlashDot which mentions that the next release of BeOS, R5, will be free for private/non-commercial use. You can read more about it here. BeOS is an alternative OS that aims to (among other things) offer high-performance multimedia capabilities. Here's a clip from their site:
Beginning later in the first quarter of 2000, you will be able to download BeOS 5 -- the upcoming version of Be's acclaimed personal computer operating system -- free for personal, non-commercial use.
BeOS 5 is the newest version of BeOS, an alternative desktop operating system designed to deliver the most satisfying experience possible on a personal computer. BeOS provides a high-performance and robust platform for all applications, excelling in the areas of audio and video manipulation. "