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Syllable, AtheOS Syllable OS lead developer Kaj de Vos has been interviewed by Techworld Australia. The full Q&A is also available (via Slashdot).
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RE[5]: comparision
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Sep 2011 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: comparision"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Ok, this is becoming a lot more pedantic than I thought. I understand Syllable is lightweight. Syllable developers and users think this is a good thing. If you were trying to help people understand that something that some people think is a good thing may not be a good thing, you would have to compare it to a more easily understood scenario where something may look good if only viewed with a narrow perspective, but actually looks bad upon further inspection. My complaint about the numbers used, is that in the analogy syllable's counterpart never looks good when viewed from any single aspect. A 10 kg child is not something anyone would brag about. Just change Syllable's kid's mass to 22 kg and the other os kids mass to 44 kg and the analogy works a lot better.

Small pet peeve of mine: when people do analogies backwards such that it works better in reverse. as in
The colors black is actually a darker color to most people than white in much the same was as Helium becomes a Bose-Einstein condensate under lower pressure for most temperatures than Hydrogen.

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