Unique desktop operating system, in development for 5 years, object-oriented, fine-grain preemptable multithreading, low latency messaging, multiuser, POSIX friendly (not a Unix, runs many Unix CLI tools), integrated new GUI (not X Windows), 64-bit journaling file system, command-line interface via native X-term like terminal emulator and Borne Again Shell (BASH), synchronous multiprocessor (SMP) support, already runs many applications, UNICODE character support to UTF8, more. Free, open source, GPL license. The kernel is very modular and has a well defined interface between it and device-drivers and file-systems. All components communicate through a thin, well defined interface, and know little about each other, as in a micro-kernel. But, all kernel components live in kernel-space and are unprotected from each other, as in a monolithic-kernel.
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Myelin: Notes on AtheOS
Has a few scripts and software ports that work with AtheOS, and notes on inner workings of AppServer and startup sequence, possibly of interest to some developers.
Encyclopedia article, with links to many topics.
AtheOS Wizard Kurt Skauen Tells All
Interview by many questioners, with many forum comments. Slashdot. (September 07, 2001)
Interview with the AtheOS Creator, Kurt Skauen
Asks Skauen's views on binary compatibility in future versions of AtheOS, multithreading, and the future of his OS in general. [OSNews] (August 27, 2001)
Ask AtheOS Creator Kurt Skauen about His Creature
Brief story, with many forum comments. Slashdot. (August 23, 2001)
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