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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Syllable looks great, but...
by opa on Wed 1st Sep 2004 22:47 UTC

I'm eager to have a closer look at Syllable; it seems to me to have the ease-of-use of earlier Mac OS versions, but on x86.

However, and this is a big however, there needs to be applications. Since they're not using X, or a popular toolkit for easy ports, I'm not sure there will be many. Syllable looks like the perfect OS for my mother's old PC, but without a word processor, a spreadsheet app, and web browser that isn't a 5-year old port, it sadly can't happen.

Also, if it is the easy to use free OS, why not make the directory structure more sane? Sort of like OS X, have /Applications, /Users/*user*/ (with Documents, Audio, Images directories within) and a /Media and hide everything else from the user in the file manager.
Also some sort of metadata searching, using something along the lines of libextractor would be cool.