Linked by Daniel W. Steinbrook on Thu 7th Sep 2006 06:14 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Syllable 0.6.1 is the latest incarnation of the operating system that "will be a reliable and easy-to-use GPLed operating system for the home and small office user" as their website states. That's quite a noble cause most other alternative operating systems never claim to be able to market to non-technical audience one day. Even getting Syllable up and running is pretty easy: fully-working VMWare images and a LiveCD images are provided for free download. Apparently, Danes are the primary downloader of the Syllable LiveCD, given the primary language in which the LiveCD page is by default.
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Not a bad review
by Vanders on Thu 7th Sep 2006 07:18 UTC
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Thanks for reviewing Syllable. As you discovered, Syllable is not yet ready for full-time use, and that is reflected in it's version number. It is however great for developers and we always need more people writing code!

Many of the usability issues you ran into are known to us. We do have plans to fix them, but I hope you understand that we can not simply hack together a working File Browser with perfect usability...but it will be done before we release Syllable 1.0

Do you happen to know what video hardware and network card your laptop have? The information could be useful to us.

P.S: AEdit is not intended as a developers editor. Developers niceties like syntax highlighting and code-folding can be found in Sourcery, the editor that comes with sIDE (Which also includes, well, an IDE and a layout designer)

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