Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Sep 2004 19:01 UTC, submitted by Michael Saunders
Syllable, AtheOS The August edition of the Syllable Development Newsletter is now available, nutshellising the OS' progress over the last month. Highlights include a website redesign, driver updates and VMware images. Additionally, LinuxBeta.com has assembled a superb slideshow running through Syllable's new desktop and apps.
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Can someone explain more about Syllable?
by none on Wed 1st Sep 2004 19:50 UTC

From the screenshots it pretty much looks just like an average Linux desktop, and I don't mean that in a negative way. I guess the thing is, it looks pretty much like what's already out there so graphically its not doing anything that gets me excited about using it. Is the goal speed or multimedia etc? Is there really something these people hope to shine at that nobody else can do?

I currently run both Linux and WIndows XP at home but for a while there I did run BeOS. The lack of hardware support, games, and 3rd party apps did BeOS in IMHO. Won't this just be the same problem with Syllable? Kind of a "hey I'm using an alternative OS...now what can actually do better here than in XP or Fedora?". btw again I'm not poking fun here. I think alternative OS's even small hobby ones are really neat. I just don't set why I'd people would be interested in using this as a primary OS and not just something to play around on. Thanks.