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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Amiga OS clones
by Nathaniel Downes on Wed 27th Mar 2002 06:44 UTC

Amiga OS never died. After Commodore died, Escom released the last major revision to the OS (3.1) and had the next revision ready for release (3.2) when it folded. I know a few folks with 3.2 ROMs and workbenches, all beta-testers for Escom. The OS didn't die until Gateway allowed Hagge and Partner to make 3.5, which ruined the integration between ROM and desktop. 3.2 was an excellent design. Pity the world will never know.