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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stay that clever
by M on Wed 27th Mar 2002 18:07 UTC

with X.

BakaSmack, you really don't need to be enlightened, nobody is forcing you to abandone all your beloved X apps, so just forget about this project.

The rest of us who dislike X, are very interested on this fork as you have already noticed with great astonishment. Stay away from 'Fisher Price interfaces' and bear with those X 'Techno Nerd interfaces', those ugly&chaotic&slow&bloated GUIs over X, incapable of displaying antialiased fonts properly in the year 2002.

I couldn't agree more with Jef Raskin on his thoughts about your 'sleek and stylish' OSX:
>>When I see the color aqua, I do not want to put a skin on it, but think more in terms of hiding it with six feet of earth.