Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Mar 2002 20:24 UTC, submitted by Jean-Baptiste Queru
Syllable, AtheOS Bill Hayden did the obvious: He forked AtheOS (which is technically similar to BeOS) and used its app_server and Interface Kit (without the use of X11) and rest of its kits on top of the 2.4.x Linux kernel. While the AtheOS kernel has some very nice features, by being modular, semi-microkernel, with good preemptive/multithreading support etc., it lacks a solid VM and swap support and of course, it lacks a good driver support, things that the Linux kernel provides. Bill Hayden accounced his fork on the AtheOS mailing list and made known that the "Atheos API has been merged with the BeOS API, there is PowerPC support, gcc 3.0.X compatiblity and OpenTracker/Deskbar as the desktop manager".
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This is fantastic!
by Joshua Hull on Tue 26th Mar 2002 20:50 UTC

Obviously, as we can't use it right now, we have no idea how complete/functional it is at this moment.. but if he has been working on it for 6 months, its likely not too shabby.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this baby (and giving it a testrun) Sounds very interesting, and to have all the features/drivers of linux now in an atheos-like way is very neat.