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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Competition is good!
by Earl Colby Pottinger on Tue 26th Mar 2002 21:48 UTC

At one time the Open-Be movement was going three ways, OBOS, BlueOS and BeUnited's revival of BeOS. When BeUnited failed it bothered me as I see competition as good, it keeps people on thier toes. In contrast, BlueOS and OBOS were diffirent enought they can diverge too far apart to compete. This new version of BeOS sits right in the middle between the two and should hopefully light a fire in the delevopment of these two.