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Athene Desktop Edition

Athene is a desktop system for Linux that uses its own graphics drivers for high speed access to your graphics card. Because the Athene desktop and its applications have direct access to the graphics hardware, they have a significant speed advantage over conventional X applications. Athene is also backwards compatible with your existing X11 software. It features a highly responsive interface, scalable icons, translucency, alpha blending, Unicode support, and Windows compatibility.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  04 Sep 2004 19:14

    Release Notes: Resolution and display management functionality were improved. File and folder security information were added to the file manager. New hot-keys such as alt-tab window focusing were added. Dead-key support for international keyboards was added. Some bugs have also been fixed.

    •  28 Jul 2004 14:56

      Release Notes: VESA graphics drivers were added, and the security model for direct graphics access was improved. The File Manager has been enhanced, and there have been a number of bugfixes.

      •  16 Apr 2004 18:07

        Release Notes: This version introduces an X11 compatibility server, which allows you to run your X11 applications inside the Athene desktop.

        •  03 Feb 2004 00:26

          Release Notes: This release features an updated file manager, music player, and find files program. There are 11 new UI gadgets, improved multi-lingual support, and a revised SDK. XDGA is now being used to give a 25% performance boost ahead of standard X11 window managers.

          •  20 Sep 2003 08:09

            Release Notes: This release features much faster imaging for X11, the ZTerm is now fully functional, SDL library and games are now available, there is support for context mouse pointers, there is improved gradient blending, and there are bugfixes.

            Recent comments

            18 Jan 2001 20:39 cappicard

            This is soo cool!
            I like how flexible and easy to configure this system is. I've written themes for other window managers (fvwm2, olwm, twm, and WindowMaker). Using XML is a novel concept. Keep it up. :-)


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