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New SymphonyOne Distro Plays a Different Tune

May 02, 2008, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

"After several years of development, SymphonyOS this month released SymphonyOne 2008.1, the first stable version of its distribution. When SymphonyOS first emerged three years ago, it offered a Linux desktop experience unlike any ever seen before by structuring the computer desktop to function more like a real-life desk instead of just another system folder. Featuring the Mezzo desktop environment, Symphony simplifies the desktop concept for users. This release brings a new level of stability to the design, making it a viable alternative to KDE, GNOME, or Fluxbox.

"SymphonyOS was originally based on Knoppix and later built on top of Debian. 2008.1 is based on Ubuntu 7.10. Mezzo, written by Jason Spisak, is built on FVWM 2.5.21..."

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