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: My dumb questions
by Top on Wed 27th Mar 2002 17:46 UTC

If you *like* X for all its disadvantages and advantages, which it sounds like you do; keep using what ever distro your using, this OS ain't for you.

Some people (like me) thinks that X is keeping Linux from reaching its full potential, and HATE using it and/or find any available window manager either slow as hell, lacking features or both.

I'll be using BeOS until a replacement arrives (and the current Linux lineup doesn't even come close). OBOS, BlueOS, or this AtheOS/Be/Linux hybrid; I don't give fat babies ass which one, as long as its as good as the original.