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"Rocklyte Systems' Athene operating environment is at once fascinating and frustrating. It's a custom GNU/Linux distribution optimized for i686 machines that employs a proprietary graphics toolkit and video drivers, which means it's visually impressive and extremely speedy. Athene is by far the most unique and technologically advanced GNU/Linux derivative to date, but it needs some better administrative features, doesn't come with much software, and its license is proprietary and restrictive. Athene is a combination of a custom Linux From Scratch-derived operating system using the 2.6.7 kernel, SciTech SNAP Graphics drivers, and the Athene Desktop featuring the Pandora graphics toolkit. It was designed from the ground up to be a fast yet graphic-intensive desktop operating system that would appeal to a wide range of users."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 22, 2004 )


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