Linked by rohan_p on Fri 13th Apr 2012 11:25 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS The developers of the open source, Amiga-inspired Syllable operating system have chalked up a new release, releasing version 0.6.7. Rohan Pearce at Techworld caught up with lead developer Kaj de Vos for a chat about what's new and the team's future plans. Last year OSNews posted a longer interview with him about the background of the project, also performed by Pearce.
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RE[4]: Amiga?
by henderson101 on Sun 15th Apr 2012 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Amiga?"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

From memory, Kurt mentioned Amiga is a couple of interviews, but always as a "well, I didn't copy BeOS - originally I was inspired by Amiga" type of defence to allegations. It seems to have stuck to Syllable. In fact, this thread proves the point :-)

http://ann.lu/comments2.cgi?view=0957529072&category=news&start=1&3...

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RE[5]: Amiga?
by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 16th Apr 2012 00:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Amiga?"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

Have you considered that the author might be right about his own operating system?

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RE[6]: Amiga?
by henderson101 on Mon 16th Apr 2012 12:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Amiga?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Well... are we talking about Kurt Skauen here? If so, yeah, my assertions are true:


Q: The GUI look very Amigaish, is it an AmigaOS clone?

A: No. In the beginning it was actualy ment to be one, but this days there
is nothing resembling the AmigaOS in AtheOS other than the window-borders.
BTW: You can replace the boorder-look by writing a plugin to the appserver
so I guess the Amiga look will go away quite soon.


Which is a FAQ from the AtheOS pages. And later in that thread:

Believe me, there is not one thing (except the window border-look) resembling the (classic) AmigaOS in AtheOS ;)


A direct quote from Kurt Skauen.

If we're talking about you, Syllable is hardly *your* OS. Syllable is based on Skauen's work and has a hell of a lot of Vanders in it.

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