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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I have my doubts about BlueOS
by Big Al on Tue 26th Mar 2002 21:07 UTC

Yeah, they've posted some screenshots. But it looks like Mr. Hayden has progressed futher than they'll ever be. I think BeOS on top of Linux will come faster through Bill Hayden's fork of AtheOS than anything else.

Of course with the AtheOS GUI running on top of Linux, wouldn't that make it more Linux than AtheOS? Oh, my head's starting to hurt...