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[3]: lzma
by smitty on Sun 7th Oct 2007 23:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: lzma"
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I tried it on 2 VMWare virtual machines with full Linux installations, and came up with right around 18% gain over bzip2 on both tests. So I think it's pretty fair to call a 20% gain typical. 30-40% maybe not, but for certain classes of files perhaps.

1222163426 vs 1485770949

1037944559 vs 1274922856

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