Previously known only in small circles as the ""Media OS,"" BeOS 5 Personal Edition is now available as a free download. Thanks to new innovative technology from Be, you can download BeOS 5 Personal Edition via a Web browser and store it as a file within Windows. No repartitioning is necessary, and launching BeOS 5 is as simple as double-clicking an icon on your desktop. This update incorporates the latest changes that will be released in the upcoming BeOS 5.0.1 patch, as well as some important licensing changes.
To find out what's new in BeOS 5, go to the Latest Release Features page. You can also check the BeOS Ready List for information about what hardware is supported.