Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Oct 2007 23:12 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The first development release of Syllable Server is available. It provides a text mode Linux environment, but also contains a preliminary graphical environment built on the framebuffer device, with DirectFB and SDL on top. The planned graphical environment from Syllable Desktop is not included yet. The installation procedure is short, but is still manual - and resembles the installation procedure for the old AtheOS. Included are tools such as a graphical web browser, a file manager and an editor. One thing Syllable Server is designed for is to function as a light-weight virtualisation platform for running other operating systems (or multiple instances of itself). The QEmu virtualisor/emulator is included, and the KQEmu Accelerator kernel module is integrated into the system. There's a screenshot of Syllable Server running on Syllable Desktop, installation and usage instructions, a torrent (preferred), and an installation package [.tar.7z].
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What a waste of time
by tails92 on Sun 7th Oct 2007 05:40 UTC
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Why develop a new kernel like Syllable if it at the end you're still going to use Linux for a distribution?
It just seems bad managment and waste of time in my opinion.
And their excuses that the Syllable kernel is not good for servers are pathetic, if the kernel really is bad for servers, then why do the kernel developers not adapt the Syllable kernel to servers better?
And, well, web-servers even used to run under DOS, so they why can't them run under Syllable?
Most people do not need to run Slashdot, they know.

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