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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OSNews stolen
by M on Wed 27th Mar 2002 12:17 UTC

The 'AtheOS Fork Breathes Life to BeOS'is an OSNews.com story.

Yet on http://headliner.net/linux/ you can only see the Slashdot link titled 'AtheOS Fork Brings BeOS on Top of Linux ', the only thing they did at Slashdot was changing the title, then they quote&link OSNews.

Eugenia, you should comment on this to headliner.net, I don't find it appropiate to steal news in that fashion, if its OSNews's, it should be linked first.