Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Dec 2005 16:52 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable team has released an update to their latest 0.6.0 release-- Syllable 0.6.0a. This release will fix the most pressing bugs found in the 0.6.0 release, which can be found in the changelog. If you have already installed 0.6.0, you can use the upgrade package. Downloads are here.
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it looks ok... but I have never used it.
by on Wed 28th Dec 2005 19:21 UTC

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What am I supposed to do with it that I cant do with a more mainstream OS's, meaning any linux, bsd, windows or OSX? trying not to sound cynical, I actually want to know why I should try it out.

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MechaShiva Member since:

Why are you on this site? I'm not trying to be cynical, but this is mainly a site for hobbyists. If you need a reason, it's not a hobby.

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Celerate Member since:

Why do people moderate comments like his down?

The voting system as I recall doesn't allow voting down for the simple reason of dissagreement, the parent comment has to be inflamatory or a personal attack.

Over time it seems the voting system is getting more and more abused, it's hardly worth posting on this site any more.

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Vanders Member since:

Why you should be interested:

Unlike current OpenSource systems, Syllable has been designed as a desktop Operating System. It is a complete OS, rather than a distribution of loosly assembled components. The system requirements are light, yet it carries many of the features you would expect to find in a desktop Operating System. It is tightly integrated, which reduces complexity and use of resources. Hardware support is pretty good (for a non-mainstream Operating System) The design is logical (& any usability issues found in current releases will be gone by the time we release version 1.0) The guiding principle has always been Keep It Simple, Stupid.

If you're a developer, Syllable offers a decent, upto date GNU toolchain, 99% POSIX/SuS compliance, an interesting and useful set of system-specific interfaces (E.g. file system attributes), a slim but complete GUI written in C++ that has a logical and orthangonal API. We also have a fully functional multi-media API, and we'll soon be adding an internet library that will take the hard work out of managing remote resources. The developer community is lively and friendly, and there is plenty of oppurtunity for a dedicated hacker to make their mark.

Syllable is just that good that you should at least keep an eye on us. Heck, when not give the latest LiveCD a try, once it's released? You've nothing to lose, after all!

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Nathan O. Member since:

Vanders is being a bit modest. Hardware support is *fantastic*, for a non-mainstream OS project.

The developers are extremely well tempered and friendly, like Vanders said. The project makes relatively quick progress and implements a few very interesting features (though most of it is stuff you'd expect in a mainstream desktop OS, or at least wish for). A very refreshing group to keep an eye on.

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betson Member since:

I notice you only discussed the C++ side of development.

Python? Ruby? Java? Mono?

Or is this strictly a C++ environment?

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