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AtheOSAtheOS is a new operating system developed by Kurt Skauen under the GPL licence. It does not have any true text mode but terminal emulators are possible. Up till now it is available only for x86 processors, SMP and multithreading are supported. Besides UNIX characteristics it supports POSIX to large parts and builds up on a new user interface and a new designed file system. The 64-bit file system AFS has journaling functions. The monolithic kernel was modularized designed. UNIX related applications like bash and CLI tools were ported, AtheOS itself is programmed in C++. Both desktop systems and web servers are intended purpose by the TCP/IP support.
In meanwhile everything points to the shut down of the AtheOS project, perhaps it is developed further in the future. After all, since the last release have passed several years and the original website www.atheos.cx has changed the owner since a long time.
SyllableSyllable is a fork from the AtheOS project to meet other design goals and was started in September 2002. It is leaded by former AtheOS developers and uses ideas of the BeOS API.
Syllable 0.5.6 was published on 19. April, 2005. The audio/video support was improved in this version, the burning of CD-RWs with the Cdrtools 2.1 is possible now. Syllable is compatible to the POSIX standard too, the kernel was extended by many functions and supports ACPI. The support of USB has been added, the GNU C library was updated. In comparison with the pre-released version problems with the installation process were removed. An upgrade which eliminates a couple of bugs was published for version 0.5.6 a on 17. June, 2005. Version 0.6.0 followed on 13. December 2005, with improvement at the ATA device driver, video driver, at the Kernel and many more.
Date - Version
2000 June - AtheOS 0.1.32000 Aug. - AtheOS 0.1.4, optimized memory management2000 Sept. - AtheOS 0.2.0, user interface and GUI toolkit improved2000 Oct. - AtheOS 0.2.1, Grub is the boot loader, AFS optimized, bug fixes2000 Nov. - AtheOS 0.3.0, bug fixes2001 Feb. - AtheOS 0.3.1, partition editor2001 Feb. - AtheOS 0.3.2, various optimizations2001 April - AtheOS 0.3.3, bug fixes2001 April - AtheOS 0.3.4 web browser, new keyboard layouts, bug fixes2001 July - AtheOS 0.3.5, bug fixes2001 Aug. - AtheOS 0.3.61, bug fixes2001 Oct. - AtheOS 0.3.72003 Mai - Syllable 0.4.42003 Oct. - Syllable 0.5.02004 Oct. - Syllable 0.5.42005 April - Syllable 0.5.62005 June - Syllable 0.5.6a2005 Aug. - Syllable 0.5.72005 Dec. - Syllable 0.6.02006 May - Syllable 0.6.12008 Jan. - Syllable 0.6.52009 May - Syllable 0.6.62012 April - Syllable 0.6.7