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, has assembled a superb slideshow running through Syllable's new desktop and apps.
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RE: Can someone explain more about Syllable?
by Vanders on Wed 1st Sep 2004 22:47 UTC

This is interesting, seems to be a common line of thinking among the BeOS crowd.

Very few of the core Syllable developers, myself included, are not ex-BeOS users. I once booted a LiveCD demo of BeOS 4.5, but that's about it. Not that I don't admire its design and elegance.

Is it because of X Windows or of the kernel, itself?

The whole package. The problem is that there is no such thing as a "standard Linux distribution". There are all these different little bits, all largely developed in isolation, and brought together in a loose-knit sort of mishmash by the distribution maintainers. To borrow a phrase, it's like making bookshelves from mashed potatoes.

Some Linux advocates call this a strength, but then they're delusional.