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: Long boot time
by Poldi123 on Wed 27th Mar 2002 07:50 UTC


The boot-Time of Linux depends a lot of
- the Distro (Debian starts al lot faster than Mandrake)
- the Services are started

In mandrake, you can choose., which services should start. The more services, the longer the boot-time.

But: BeOS starts a lot faster than ervery Linux-Distro I choosed _without_ starting X-Windows ;-)