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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Long boot time
by wowtip on Wed 27th Mar 2002 02:27 UTC

I found something that might not be entirely true (imo), in the <A HREF=""&g... from Bill Hayden to Pablo M.

-fast booting

If Atheos supported all the features of Linux, the boot time would besimilar.

BeOS supported most of the features of Linux, but had a boot time at ~20 s on my box, while my current Mandrake system boots in > 1 minute. I don't know, but that sort of hints that AtheOS also could boot a *lot* faster than Linux.

Please correct me if I am wrong.