Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Jun 2006 16:51 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
OSNews, Generic OSes "Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, SUSE, and Linspire are making headway in the desktop market, but if you want to try something really different, you can find other, less-well-known alternative operating systems. While these OSes may not be the most stable, or have the greatest hardware support, they offer some unique ideas." SkyOS, Haiku, Syllable and Visopsys are reviewed.
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RE: hardware support via VM
by Vanders on Thu 15th Jun 2006 20:22 UTC in reply to "hardware support via VM"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Why would your comment apply to an OS like Syllable but not E.g. Linux, FreeBSD or even BeOS? All OS's start with little to no hardware support and aquire more drivers over time. The hardware support in Syllable is pretty good, when you consider the stage of development and what is required for basic operation (which includes networking and multi-media here).

I couldn't seriously consider the other 3 mentioned as interesting as they look.

Why? I can't speak for the other three, but Syllable is a pretty decent system and it's getting better all the time. Email, web browsing and multi-media are all available, and the development tools are good. It isn't ready to be your #1 full-time OS just yet, but it makes a good 2nd system.

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RE[2]: hardware support via VM
by vitae on Thu 15th Jun 2006 20:56 in reply to "RE: hardware support via VM"
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2006-02-20

I'd second that. Syllable is coming along really nicely.

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