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.
Feature Summary: - Optimised for Intel Pentium and compatible processors. - Uses SNAP graphics technology from SciTech Software instead of X11. - Graphics throughput is 17% faster than Microsoft Windows and at least 25% faster than X11. - Backwards compatible with all Linux X11 applications. - Linux Kernel 2.6.13-2 - Fast booting - Between 5 and 10 seconds on modern hardware. - Editable XML based interface. - Live CDROM allows you to run Athene without installing to a hard drive. - Discounted upgrades between major versions and free upgrades for minor releases. - Free online support and no ongoing maintenance or subscription fees.
Included software: - Konqueror & Firefox Web Browsers - GIMP, MPlayer, K3b CD Burner - GAIM, Thunderbird, GFTP, XChat, BitTorrent - KDE 3.4.1 with KDE Application Suite - KDE Office 1.3 - Open Office 1.1.4 - Games: Barrage, Quake, Exodus, LBreakout 2, LTris, Patience, Mahjongg and more. - CUPS Printer Support - The GCC 3.4.4 compiler and all necessary tools and applications for developers.