Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Aug 2007 17:53 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The videos of the announcements made at the 2007 Syllable Conference are now available. For those who don't have Syllable 0.6.4 yet, there's a demonstration video [torrent, 75 MB AVI video]. Turning our attention to the future, there's a demonstration video of Syllable Server, the server companion to Syllable Desktop that is under development and is being built on the Linux kernel [torrent, 91 MB AVI video]. These videos contain some bloopers, but they decided to present them uncut. They were transcoded on Syllable with the Media Converter application. Also, there are a few contributed videos on YouTube: EFileBrowser on VMware, Syllable 0.6.3 on VirtualPC, on VMware, part 1 and part 2.
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by smitty on Sat 18th Aug 2007 03:42 UTC
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I hope the cameraman is a better programmer than filmmaker.

It boots impressively fast.

But is rather ugly.

I'm not really sure I could see the supposed slowness of the linux kernel, given that it was running on hardware half as fast - but then it wasn't loading a desktop so it was hard to judge.

I really like the idea of Syllable Server. Let people try the userland on another kernel if the desktop one doesn't have the correct drivers, even if it might not be quite as good of a fit. I really think the userland is what matters most anyway.

But it was really at an early stage, just regular old linux with a couple of development tools ported. It will be much more interesting once the libraries have been ported over, and that will be the tough part.

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