Linked by Daniel W. Steinbrook on Thu 7th Sep 2006 06:14 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Syllable 0.6.1 is the latest incarnation of the operating system that "will be a reliable and easy-to-use GPLed operating system for the home and small office user" as their website states. That's quite a noble cause most other alternative operating systems never claim to be able to market to non-technical audience one day. Even getting Syllable up and running is pretty easy: fully-working VMWare images and a LiveCD images are provided for free download. Apparently, Danes are the primary downloader of the Syllable LiveCD, given the primary language in which the LiveCD page is by default.
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use mozilla
by evert on Thu 7th Sep 2006 07:30 UTC
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2005-07-06

why not use TB and FF instead of the current buggy browser en mail client for syllable?

besides that, i thing the UI of syllable looks good and the short bootup time is impressive.

unfortunately i always have problems with the video card when i try to install syllable on my laptop, but this is one os i will keep watching for sure

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RE: use mozilla
by Vanders on Thu 7th Sep 2006 08:23 in reply to "use mozilla"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

We'd love to use Firefox. All we need to do is port it. That would take about two man-months of work, which no one has right now. We need more developers, as always.

I'd love to see Thunderbird as well, but I much prefer Whisper (not simply because I wrote it). Whisper may have a few bugs, but it's still a nice email client (& the executable comes in at a whole 1010KB Large by Syllable standards but tiny compared to Thunderbird, Evolution, KMail etc.)

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RE: use mozilla
by spikeb on Thu 7th Sep 2006 15:21 in reply to "use mozilla"
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2006-01-18

niether of those has a native interface, while Whisper, at least, does.

Firefox would probably be VERY welcome though - trying to maintain khtml seems like a nightmare.

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