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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I tried Syllable 0.5.3...
by andrew on Thu 2nd Sep 2004 02:54 UTC

or rather, I tried the liveCD based on it...It refused to boot on one machine, but it booted sucessfully on another. GUI worked too - so far, so good. However I quickly found I had no network. It looked like my NIC (intel pro) was recognised, but DHCP didn't work, and any attempt to enter the network info by hand through the GUI widget resulted in a crash that only reboot could fix... I haven't tried using the command line yet.

Otherwise, it seemed pretty cool and responsive, even from a liveCD. I'll try the next version when it comes out - perhaps the network problems will be fixed then?

The biggest problem I see from the user's point of view is the lack of a web browser - Abrowse does not count, links2 is not really what I mean either. If I were developing an 'alternative' OS, I would make porting of Firefox (and maybe Thunderbird as well) *the* absolute highest priority...