Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:10 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Michael Saunders got Syllable Desktop to run on his new Asus Eee PC (screenshot). There is some work to do to support all hardware, but most functionality already works. Michael reports that video, audio, touchpad, USB and battery monitor all work. Widescreen video and network don't and there may be reliability problems with USB storage devices. As installing Syllable from a USB device doesn't work yet, Michael used an inventive method for installation. It can be done by imaging your Eee drive with the dd utility (from Linux), installing Syllable on it through QEmu and then dd'ing the image back to the real drive. Note that the drive number needs to be adjusted in the GrUB boot file. The project is looking into distributing Syllable especially for the Eee PC in this form.
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RE: Nice Work...Working as intended
by Vanders on Tue 15th Apr 2008 07:51 UTC in reply to "Nice Work...Working as intended"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

I think really think projects like Syllable, SkyOS, even ReactOS would make AWESOME droppings on these lite pc, and they shouldn't miss this little boat coming out the station.


Yes, I think the "Ultra Portable" machines are a perfect platform for Syllable, and we're going to work hard to get Syllable running well on the Eee and as many others as we can.

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