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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Re:Re:Re: Great Idea
by Felonious Hiddenbottom on Tue 26th Mar 2002 22:14 UTC

>>linux is inheritly legacy how?<<

The eye towards 100% POSIX compliance. POSIX harkens back to the late 80's / early 90's, if I'm not mistaken (and I may be).

I'm not saying that AtheOS/BeOS/Linux Operating system is a bad idea, I just don't think it's the best idea.