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Submission + - Syllable Project Launches Linux Server (

Kaj de Vos writes: "The Syllable project, developer of an Amiga/BeOS style desktop operating system and successor to AtheOS, released the first development version of a server companion based on the Linux kernel. It is built in the image of Syllable Desktop as much as possible, but provides a text mode Linux environment. Syllable Server contains a preliminary graphical environment built on the framebuffer device, with DirectFB and SDL on top. The planned graphical environment that is to be ported from Syllable Desktop is not included yet. The installation procedure is short, but is still manual — and resembles the installation procedure for the old AtheOS. Included are tools such as a graphical web browser, a file manager and an editor. One thing Syllable Server is designed for is to function as a light-weight virtualisation platform for running other operating systems (or multiple instances of itself). The QEmu virtualisor/emulator is included, and the KQEmu Accelerator kernel module is integrated into the system. [Screenshot of Syllable Server running on Syllable Desktop, installation and usage instructions, torrent (preferred), installation package (80 MB).] Please use the torrent if you can."

Comment Re:"darwinux" (Score 1) 497

I'm "code janitor" for an Open Source project. (aMule) There are user donations, but these are solely used to cover the server/domain expenses, not for developer hardware.

I'm using my own money to buy hardware and as I prefer travelling over state-of-the-art hardware (my most recent system is from 2005) I'm unlikely to spend more than 600 Euro for a system with lower specs than my current system for the sole reason of application testing. ;)

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