Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Dec 2006 23:16 UTC, submitted by brewin
Linux The Symphony OS Project is pleased to announce the release of Symphony OS 2006-12. This release, the first since May, brings more stability and enhanced features to the young desktop environment and Linux Distro. Based on Debian Testing, Symphony OS 2006-12 also now includes the gnome-system-tools within it's System target menu providing GUI system management functions that were missing from previous releases. The system also features Firefox 2, many other updated packages, and performance improvements.
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RE: Number of Linux Distros
by vermaden on Thu 14th Dec 2006 13:46 UTC in reply to "Number of Linux Distros"
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2006-11-18

The most funny thing with these distros is their naming scheme. In the past every Linux distro was named ${DISTRO} Linux, like Gentoo Linux, Slackware Linux, etc.

Now every new distro based on other distro with changed default wallpaper mainly and new boot splash logo has naming scheme like ${DISTRO}OS, like SymphonyOS, KateOS, MyahOS and so.

Maybe they feel a bit more pr0/1337 naming them that way but that is very misleading comparing to names of REAL other operating systems like ReactOS, RISCOS or AmigaOS.

Now that a person that will see for example ReactOS for the first time he will think that it is just another one of zillions Linux distros :/

Even SymphonyOS logo is very similar to like AmigaOS logo. Jelous.

Cite from SymphonyOS about site:
"SymphonyOS is a whole new type of Operating System"

No it is NOT new type of operating system it is just another Linux with Mezzo Desktop Environment, nothing more.

Edited 2006-12-14 13:52

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