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The Katheer Operating System

Have you finally had enough of Windows? Perhaps your computer didn't make the cut when Microsoft arbitrarily prevented certain PCs from working with Windows 11? Maybe you're just looking to broaden your horizons and recapture that love of computing you've lost after years or decades trying to fit into Microsoft's vision for how you should operate a PC instead. There are many good reasons to switch. First, Linux runs beautifully even on older hardware so that you can avoid the need for an expensive and unnecessary upgrade. Second, many Linux distributions - particularly the future Katheer OS - enjoy established long periods of support with more predictable upgrades than Windows. Last, Linux is easier to install and more secure than Windows and even macOS. That is why Katheer OS is a Linux-based OS with more user-friendly and business-friendly operating features than Windows and macOS.
As mentioned above, Katheer OS is a free and open-source Linux-based operating system powered by a BEP20 decentralised native token, Katheer Token (KAH), designed by Katheer Limited. Katheer OS supports and can run Windows PC applications, Mac applications, Android applications, Linux applications, advanced web applications, web browser extensions, as well as the new Katheer ".kah" applications. Part of the Katheer Project development process is providing the developers with support and tools to develop Katheer-based applications and games ".kah" and earn KAH token rewards.
Katheer OS will use its own Katheer desktop, which is based on GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) desktop environment. On the Katheer desktop, every section of the Katheer OS will be developed to make it simple, fast and easy to use, and every aspect of the Katheer OS will be designed to fit together as a harmonious whole, providing a consistent and integrated experience. Katheer has selected the GNOME workplace environment as GNOME provides a focused working environment that helps you get things done. It is packed with features that will make you more productive: a powerful search feature that enables you to access all your work from one place; side-by-side windows that make it easy to view several documents at the same time; seamless integration with online accounts which allows you to access all your data in one place; and a messaging system that comfortably deals with notifications, letting you quickly respond in place or return to them in a convenient time. The Desktop experience in the Katheer OS will be customisable so users can personalise the size of the apps, manage virtual desktops, and do more desktop customisation. Widgets in the Katheer OS offer an impressive mix of personalisation, enabling users to keep track of the weather, news, traffic, and all those important calendar events.
A status area with a quick settings dialogue will be in the top corner of the Katheer OS desktop. From here, the user can select the dark or light mode, change the system volume, access the system settings, lock the screen, start a screencast video recording and invoke the screenshotting tools.
The Katheer OS will feature a robust sound system powered by the PipeWire project that shares audio hardware between different applications that supersedes PulseAudio. This system has advanced features such as low-latency operation and the ability to pipe audio (and even video) from one application to another. PipeWire aims to improve audio and video handling under Linux significantly. It provides a low-latency, graph-based processing engine on top of audio and video devices that can support the use cases currently handled by PulseAudio and JACK. PipeWire was designed with a powerful security model that makes interacting with audio and video devices from containerised applications easy, with support for Flatpak applications being the primary goal.
The Bluetooth in the Katheer OS will be handled by Blueman, a full-featured Bluetooth manager written in Python and using GTK (a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces). Blueman is designed to provide a simple yet effective means for controlling the BlueZ API and simplifying Bluetooth tasks, such as connecting to dial-up networks, connecting to / Creating Bluetooth networks, connecting to input devices, connecting to audio devices, sending or receiving files via OBEX, pairing. It is lightweight, easy to use, Python-based, and GPL licensed.
In terms of gaming, gamers with Katheer OS can now take advantage of a new feature that will be proposed in the Katheer OS that allows compressed graphics data to be transferred directly from the SSD via RAM to the graphics card. Decompression happens in the VRAM of the GPU in this way, saving time for processing and transferring game data. The game operating application in the Katheer OS will allow users to run PC, Xbox, and PS games in all versions by using support from the Proton project, a WINE-based compatibility layer that enables Windows games to operate on Linux. The Xbox Game Pass will also be included in the Katheer OS K Store, giving users access to over one hundred Xbox games. There's even an auto HDR toggle to help make games that take advantage of it look even better.
To achieve the goals of the Katheer Project, we will work with third-party developers to create and promote the Katheer operating system and a marketplace for distributed infrastructure services. We will also work with third-party publishers, games developers and app developers to support the Katheer ecosystem with services on which consumers may spend their tokens. Ultimately, hundreds of millions of end users will be equipped with a robust means of deriving small amounts of their token and NFT assets and will be able to spend that value on goods and services in the Katheer OS.
Below, we outline the Katheer Project, where we plan to build a new economy and present the blockchain technology on top of which transaction processing will operate. Then, we discuss the generalisation of the Katheer project services and describe the decentralised ecosystem that will be built on the Katheer OS.