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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..."

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