NewsForge: Syllable: A Different Open Source OS
Aug 25, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Park)
"Syllable is a new OS built for speed, with low hardware
requirements. After trying it out, I was really impressed. Syllable
is a great OS with a lot of potential.
"I downloaded version 0.6.1 of the GPL-licensed OS, which is the
latest stable release. It was easy to burn the ISO file to a CD,
but installing it was less simple. You have to manually set up your
partitioning, then set up the boot loader. It's not rocket science,
but after installing Linux distros with automated installers, I
found the Syllable installer left much to be desired. The install
isn't overly difficult for anybody with experience partitioning,
but it is not for the timid. That said, the online documentation
does a good job of explaining everything you need to know..."