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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Cool now BeOS users also have the pleasure to recompile kernels
by BeAdingo on Wed 27th Mar 2002 10:00 UTC

Cool now BeOS users also have the pleasure ;-( to recompile kernels.

Although I admire the work Bill is doing I believe he better used his knowledge to help out OBOS. This is totally against the philosophy of BEOS. BEOS is not legacy based.

Ok so now we have:

New Atheos:..........

And a couple of updated BeOS 5.03 and an illegal Dano-release.

Who said the BeOS community was dying?