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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you guys are _fast_
by Pius on Tue 26th Mar 2002 23:54 UTC

So I come back from cinema and find my mailbox _full_.
After skipping over the atheos list uproar for 30 minutes, I go to BeBits, and finally find this. Respect.

So my 2 eurocent:
Good idea. As a mac user, I like the PPC compatability. Since NewOS is obviously far from completion, this could be an interesting platform for a new BeOS/AtheOS experience.

Oh, and to the guy who wrote that Darwin runs on _Intel_ only: you on crack? Darwin is what powers OS X.