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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A few notes about the LiveCD
by BurningShadow on Thu 7th Sep 2006 07:35 UTC
BurningShadow
Member since:
2006-09-07

The LiveCD really doesn't have a site of it's own, right now. It's just a redirect to the download section of SyllableNorden.
And yes, the main target for SyllableNorden is Scandinavian language users (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish), so that's why most of it is danish.
As we all know, the LiveCD targets international users, and that's why the text there is english. You can also choose english in the left-side menu.

About the lack of media files... Last months alone, I had more than 100GB traffic on the LiveCD. Adding just 5MByte of media (a bit of audio, and video), would increase that by 15%. It's not easy to get something hosted, that takes 100GB/month, The company currently hosting it is a very understanding one, but adding 15% just isn't something that is going to happen, in the near future.

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SQwerl Member since:
2005-06-29

Have you thought about setting up a .torrent file for distributing the LiveCD?

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mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

>About the lack of media files... Last months alone, I
>had more than 100GB traffic on the LiveCD. Adding just
>5MByte of media (a bit of audio, and video), would
>increase that by 15%. It's not easy to get something
>hosted, that takes 100GB/month, The company currently
>hosting it is a very understanding one, but adding 15%
>just isn't something that is going to happen, in the
>near future.

You could host the project on SourceForge, they already have TB's of traffic, you wouldn't even make a dent.

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BurningShadow Member since:
2006-09-07

BitTorrent can't replace the current way of doing it, but ofcause I could use both.

mallard: I tried that in the beginning, but I didn't have any luck. But there's another place, I'm going to try.

I really don't see the current hosting as a problem. It's stable, and it's fast enough to be usefull.
The current LiveCD can mount fat, ext2 and ntfs partitions, so people can play their own music and video.

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