Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 21st Nov 2001 17:39 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Norwegian ex-Amiga coder Kurt Skauen started designing & writing AtheOS in 1996. Until late 1999, AtheOS (a name derived from the Greek Goddess Athena) used to be called AltOS. AtheOS has even seen complete rewrites along the years, and today is on version 0.3.7. Come with me and see what AtheOS has to offer today to you. All your questions answered and we also include five new screenshots.
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by Androo on Wed 21st Nov 2001 19:58 UTC

"I'd really like to know why AtheOS's on-screen text looks SO MUCH BETTER than the text on my Linux system"

Simply because X11 was never meant to do modern font management and a number of hacks need to be applied for things to work propery. In a perfect world, the hacks work, but the world of Linux and the things that run under it is no perfect world.

Since KDE2 was released, many of the KDE folk have been striving to make text work better. Fortunately they've made improvements ... but X11 is still there and will continue to make life difficult.

I just pray for the BlueOS developers ... they're planning on using X11, am I correct?