Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 16:42 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Flemming Sørensen created the new Live CD for Syllable 0.6.4. It needs 64 MB of memory. New is the availability of a BitTorrent download. If you are contemplating what to develop for Syllable: Arno Klenke made a new release of the sIDE integrated development environment. The included Sourcery code editor needed to be recompiled to run on Syllable 0.6.4. Also, Kristian Van Der Vliet recently rewrote all Syllable documentation.
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Redeeman
Member since:
2006-03-23

All of these things linux can do..

you are confusing various things, you have to realize that when you install a "desktop" linux distribution today, you get a much more complicated system, which you probably would describe as "bloated".

But this is where Linux and all the free software's strength is, you could without too much trouble brew up a very custom tailored suite of software based on linux and other free software, to do this, and in the same performance range. Will it be with gnome? no, with kde? no. but did BeOS have these huge things? no.

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cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

than ask yourself:
Why is it complicated?
Aren't there any ways to make it simplier?
Isn't it possible to "hide" the complexity.

I think one of the problems of the "desktop" linux is that it still grows on the design failures of the past.
They can't say: "Now we start from the beginning and create a new and better foundation".
Apple was able to do that and Microsoft will perhaps do the same in the next years.
Linux is getting old and perhaps the time will come (in the next 10 years?)for something new.

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hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

Actually if you look around there are quite a few things changing in linux for the better.. many of its components today have been rewritten, and there is a window manager/ Desktop environment to cover many different usability angles, with a different focus alltogether.

10 years is a little overkill, new things are being done every day, and I think you will see major advancements in a year or two, not 10. Mingle around a little, you can learn alot from OSNEWS and many others about what linux IS doing.

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Except for the fact that the "new MacOS foundation" you mention is based on Mach, FreeBSD, NeXT and a lot of software that can hardly be considered new.

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Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

there are no old crappy design decisions. What people want and expect from todays modern desktop environments are simply more..

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