What has stopped me currently from actually buying the Pro version of Be is the fact that it has a very small user base. But, they are some of the most loyal users I've ever seen on any operation system. Like on Linux and other open-sourced OS's they write and post their own programs, which can be found on websites like bebits.com. In addition, the programs rarely ever surpass the 1 mb level, unless, of course, you're downloading an office suite. No, it has little multi-user support, but go ahead and try to crash the thing.

What keeps me holding out is unconfirmed rumors that Be, Inc, is planning to open-source BeOS. This has raised speculation from many industry analysts that, should Be become a free OS, it will become the choice of less experienced users, instead of the ultra hands-on Linux.