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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I want it all
by jj on Wed 27th Mar 2002 12:03 UTC

Leonardo is a great name for any OS, if their developers can't finish it, perhaps they can give it to NewAtheos or even OBOS. Great minds creating great software for great users. A vastly better name than windows which MS has little hold on & speaks little of it's quality. Ok when I am using windows, I find myself looking out the window to see when I can get out of this thing.

I would hope that all the 4 OS's will be vmware friendly, & that the 3 linuxy distros would be able to run gtk/gnome apps as well, even if it means using xwindows, but not use that for BeOS appserver.

Just having a blast again with MacOS on PC with Basilisk2, since it also runs on win & lin & BeOS (badly), I can see 4 OSs running on one pc at one time sooner or later.