Athene Desktop Edition is a special (completely free) release of Athene, a commercial Operating System. The Desktop Edition of Athene runs on Windows and Linux and can run any program built for the Athene platform. It provides a unique system environment that builds itself at run-time with user-editable XML based scripts. You can create your own OS GUI from scratch or edit any of the four existing GUIs to suit your own requirements. Applications written in Athene are fully portable, allowing Linux and Windows users to share programs.