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: I don't care...
by KAMiKAZOW on Wed 27th Mar 2002 12:01 UTC

"People, I always have found it to be a nice feature that BeOS is quick booting, but this discussion is absolutely meaningless. What do you guys and gals do all day that you have this obsession with boot time? Well, once you start the machine and it takes 80 sec instead of 30 - so what?! Once it is running, who cares? It is not very smart to shut the system down every 5 minutes, anyway.
If it boots quick, then fine... if it doesn't, get over it."

Maybe there are a few people out there who care for environment and nature - not wasting energy.