Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Oct 2007 23:12 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The first development release of Syllable Server is available. It provides a text mode Linux environment, but also contains a preliminary graphical environment built on the framebuffer device, with DirectFB and SDL on top. The planned graphical environment from Syllable Desktop is not included yet. The installation procedure is short, but is still manual - and resembles the installation procedure for the old AtheOS. Included are tools such as a graphical web browser, a file manager and an editor. One thing Syllable Server is designed for is to function as a light-weight virtualisation platform for running other operating systems (or multiple instances of itself). The QEmu virtualisor/emulator is included, and the KQEmu Accelerator kernel module is integrated into the system. There's a screenshot of Syllable Server running on Syllable Desktop, installation and usage instructions, a torrent (preferred), and an installation package [.tar.7z].
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by johkra on Sun 7th Oct 2007 08:01 UTC
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I've followed the development of Syllable for a while already and I think this is a very important step.

Syllable is not ready to replace my current desktop, but I have no high-end (for a vm) or spare computers to run a test systems.

Now, when they port the graphical interface to Linux, I can do a bit more work to get familiar with programming for Syllable on my current computer - particularly GUI programming - and I can use my familiar environment and tools.

I think that's really nice.

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