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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by WhiteRabbit on Wed 27th Mar 2002 18:32 UTC

So, Eugenia, when are you going to interview this guy? I'm really interested in where this is going, and from the sounds of it so is just about everyone else.

I had just last week decided to completely give up on BeOS, and not look at OS's 'till I was looking to buy a new system in ~2 years. Then I caught this on /. and WOW!