Yes, atheos is dead. I think the developer basically stopped caring, though I'm not totally sure, because I don't know him. A friend of mine claims he does, but I haven't talked to him about it.dandeloreon1984 wrote:nice to see that, i should probobly give that a look... how about releasing an installer for free on the site, because alll i see is live cd roms, and all of those are unavailable, anyways, whatever happened to atheos?? because it seems to have died... http://www.atheos.cx/
My point: Some developers thought the death of atheos, by way of the creator's apathy, was a shame so they got the rights to develop the source code and called it "Syllable". Syllable can be found at http://www.syllable.org/.
Actually, the "about" documentation from the syllable sight says it better:
As far as I know, blender has not been ported, so this post is obviously out of place, but just yesterday news was posted on the syllable sight saying that POVRay had been ported, so at least that's related.Syllable History
The Syllable project dates back to July 2002, but the story begins well before that.
The history of Syllable really begins with an operating system named BeOS, which was developed throughout the 1990's by a small company named Be made up primarily of former Apple employees who were dissatisfied with the direction of Apple. They developed BeOS as a modern, powerful speed demon of an operating system that was particularly suited for heavy multimedia applications (you should have seen a BeOS machine running thirty simultaneous videos, smooth as butter).
Though Be was eventually bought out by Palm and BeOS was liquidated, it inspired a young programmer named Kurt Skauen in his efforts to create a hobby operating system. In the late 90's and early 00's, he created AtheOS, borrowing heavily from BeOS' file system and programming API.
After a few years, Kurt abandoned AtheOS to pursue other dreams. In July 2002, a team of devoted AtheOS enthusiasts forked AtheOS and made Syllable.
Since then, the Syllable development team has been working to polish Kurt's work and turn it into a general-purpose operating system that anyone can use.
There's my two cents.
Err three cents. I forgot to mention that the "Cosmoe" Operating systems is largely based off atheos. Cosmoe, however, uses linux. Cosmoe can be found at http://www.cosmoe.com/