Rocklyte Systems announced the first public release of its commercial operating system technology after five years of development. “Athenyx 2003” is an operating system distribution combining the Rocklyte technology (not based on XFree86), SciTech’s SNAP graphics technology and the Linux kernel, into a desktop platform. Designed for multimedia use and general productivity, Athenyx 2003 includes these features. Coming soon: Internet dial-up support from the desktop interface, fully functional web browser, an X11 server for backwards compatibility with X11 programs. The OS costs $40 USD.