Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Dec 2012 08:59 UTC
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I'm just wondering about the "why" of Syllable.

If you read its description it might as well be a Linux distribution. Apparently it will fine on old hardware, but even dual core machines are joining the pile of discard.

But Linux runs fine on old hardware too (just like *BSD) and Linux has a much broader software selection, support, acceptance. DOS, NT4, Win95/98 are also operating systems that work fine on a Pentium based PC.

I like operating systems, but I like them more if they are somewhat unique and with Syllable I'm just seeing a lot of stuff that's common in the Linux world getting ported. So you'll end up with a kind of Linux clone that is missing a lot of stuff that a real Linux install does have.

Once you start porting system stuff I think you need to wonder if you are still creating your own operating system or if you are just copying.

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