Talk:Project Athena

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X windows[edit]

X Windows wasn't developed out of Project Athena but was a separate project under LCS. I think that there was quite a bit of cooperation between the two. Roadrunner 23:14, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)

This is explained in the article now, as well as X Window System. -- Beland (talk) 03:03, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

No phase out[edit]

Athena isn't scheduled to be phased out unless User: has some real inside information.

Arun 18:34, September 3, 2005 (UTC)


Could you tell me more about how Athena works when you sit down at the machine, and about the future of Athena e.g. is it going to be rolled out to other companies than just Home Depot and 1 or 2 others? --unforgettableid | talk to me 06:25, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Some discussion about the OSF's role in Project Athena and how their Motif Window Manger and DFS projects were related to their involvement with Athena developement as well as their association with DFS/AFS/ Andrew CMU...

Memorys hazy but the user experience I remember was the whole login, get the users account and copy it local, and the DASH toolbar.... and how basically you had a time-bomb for connecting to remote resources over the network in the form of the Kerberos authentication ticket that you got when you logged in...

It practically looked the same from a Decstation 5000 to a Sun Sparc... Only slightly unusual machine over Athena was the SGI boxes... they looked similar but due to IRIX, things were treated a bit differently..

If anyone would elaborate.. There was a woman named Jackie Stewart (I may be wrong on the last name) that used to be over at OSF that was involved with some of the initial Project Athena environment software and things such as Zephyr and Hesoid (The user/filesystem database)

At one point, DEC was selling a software package consisting of most of the Athena base modules under the "DEC Polycenter" moniker - I also recall Intel hving a hand with Dec and Project Athena in relation to the physical link layer ... (Ethernet Protocol itself) -Joltdude 04:11, 29 September 2007 (UTC) 01:20, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

I added some description of how the desktop environment works. -- Beland (talk) 02:58, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


im really curious about this in relation to Pr0J3cT-@then@, it sounds somewhat similiar in the knowledge base and program being a debian but im not sure what else as the article is vagueJacob Foxtrot (talk) 18:54, 24 April 2014 (UTC)Jacob_Foxtrot