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: Linux Kernels (Harbinjer)
by wowtip on Wed 27th Mar 2002 04:30 UTC

As for boot time, I've heard linux can boot in 30 secondes or less if built to do so, but apparently Mandrake, etc. build everything in and run all sorts of stuff that can be removed.

Ah, but would it then have all the features and drivers of the Linux system? I still have to see a Linux system (with graphical enviroment) that boots as fast as BeOS, hell, most of them take longer time to boot than Windows.