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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RE: What a waste of time
by Vanders on Sun 7th Oct 2007 10:00 UTC in reply to "What a waste of time"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

if the (Syllable) kernel really is bad for servers, then why do the kernel developers not adapt the Syllable kernel to servers better?


Because that would require a ridiculous amount of work to add server features and hardware drivers which would then simply result in us having a clone of the Linux kernel.

And, well, web-servers even used to run under DOS, so they why can't them run under Syllable?


Right. I don't know many people running DOS on their servers. Perhaps there's a reason for that?

Apache runs on Syllable Desktop already, and Kurt used to run atheos.cx from an AtheOS machine, so it's possible. Running a web server is only one possible application for Syllable Server, and it's not even the most interesting one. A lot of people think of web or mail servers: instead, think of a workgroup and file server.

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