Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Dec 2005 19:13 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
SkyOS "The general feeling that SkyOS gives is... Simply great! A lot of work done under the hood seems to be paying back with a solid, responsive operating system. It scales very nicely, opening up a lot of OpenGL demos and other applications at once doesn't seem to affect stability, however it is currently very resource hungry (600MB RAM usage and up isn't anything strange while using Firefox, Gaim and having a few more apps open). Let us not forget that this is a debug build. It is completely usable and boots blazingly fast (~15 seconds from GRUB to desktop) though." My take: The best change? The new versioning scheme. Really.
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RE[4]: I'm confused...
by Vanders on Mon 5th Dec 2005 08:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'm confused..."
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Syllable's browser situation is not pretty at all, while native email program is in very early development and although I think there was a port of Apache for Syllable early on, I suspect it is no longer functional.

Syllable currently has ABrowse, which is based on a recent KHTML engine and works very nicely. Whisper (The native email client) is functional and stable. As for a web server, Syllable isn't a server OS. However Apache 1 was working long ago and the important parts of Apache 2 (APR etc.) are already ported, so if someone really wanted to they could build Apache 2 for Syllable. Or any of the other small web servers available, for that matter.

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