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: Why?
by Vanders on Mon 8th Oct 2007 11:56 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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Because Syllable is the most mature and feature complete of those three, supports a lot of common hardware (To be fair, so does Haiku these days) and we actively work to try to fix "non-booting" bugs when users report them. In other words, Syllable is the most likely to actually run on your hardware.

We're also planing to use interesting technologies such as REBOL far more, and REBOL is frankly interesting enough on it's own. We're also the only one working to provide a complete solution for your home or small work network, and that's partly what Syllable Server is intended to do.

If the license is your thing (and for you personally, I'm guessing it isn't) Syllable is also the only one which where a significant portion of the code is licensed under the GPL & LGPL.

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