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AtheOS

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AtheOS was a free Unix-like operating system for x86-based computers. (The name is a contraction of Athena Operating System; no reference to atheism was ever intended. It was previously called AltOS.) It was initially intended as an AmigaOS clone, but that objective was later abandoned. It is no longer in development, and has been superseded by Syllable.

History

It was created entirely by a Norwegian programmer, Kurt Skauen, from 1994 to the early 2000s; AtheOS was announced to the world in March 2000 on Usenet. Although it was licensed as open source software, Skauen did not accept contributions of code from the general public as most general-purpose OS projects do. He ceased development of it and the project is generally considered dead. But the free availability of the source code under the GPL allowed other developers to launch Syllable, a fork from the stagnant AtheOS code base, with ongoing development.

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The AtheOS Desktop.

Skauen ported KHTML to AtheOS in order to create the ABrowse web browser.

The AtheOS homepage at http://www.atheos.cx used to run on the AtheOS port of the Apache web server. More recently the domain has been used by an unrelated business to take advantage of the numerous links to the site to boost its placement in search engine results.

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