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[rocklyte]The Athene Operating System

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This is copied directly from the website:

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Athene is a commercial operating system developed by Rocklyte Systems for use in the home and office. Athene combines years of Rocklyte's R&D with the latest Linux technology to create one of the fastest operating systems available today. With boot times as fast as five seconds and advanced graphics technology not available in standard Linux distributions, Athene is the best low-cost alternative to Windows for your computer desktop.

The Athene desktop is also available as a free download for installation on Windows and Linux platforms. Called the Athene Desktop Edition, it includes the same base functionality as the commercial version and can run any program that has been developed for Athene. The Desktop Edition is available from the downloads area.
5 seconds??? Sounds nice. And cheap too. what do you guys think? Here's the full page http://www.rocklyte.com/athene/
Edited by theCanadian - 6/9/08 at 8:13pm
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Hmm... I like ubuntu... But that looks okay.
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So it uses the linux kernel but instead of using the Xorg server it uses something from SciTech Software.

I'd like to know why such an older kernel and how they got it to boot so fast. Even a base install (barebone) of Arch isn't quite that fast.
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It runs on a linux kernel, the only difference I can see is the graphical system. Why not just offer that? No need to package it with an OS
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