Syllable Desktop

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Syllable 0.6.5
DeveloperKristian Van Der Vliet, Kaj de Vos, Rick Caudill, Arno Klenke, Henrik Isaksson
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateAlpha
Source modelOpen source
Initial release0.4.0 / July 2002; 21 years ago (2002-07)[1]
Latest release0.6.7 / April 12, 2012; 11 years ago (2012-04-12)
Kernel typeHybrid
LicenseGNU General Public License

Syllable Desktop is a discontinued free and open-source operating system for Pentium and compatible processors. Its purpose is to create an easy-to-use desktop operating system for the home and small office user. It was forked from the stagnant AtheOS in July 2002.

It has a native web browser (Webster, which is WebKit-based), email client (Whisper), media player, IDE, and many more applications.

Another version of Syllable OS is the Syllable Server, which is based on Linux core.


Features according to the official website include:

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Further reading[edit]

  • Michael Saunders (2 August 2004) Syllable - The Little OS with a Big Future, OSNews
  • Jeff Park (23 August 2006) Syllable: A different open source OS,
  • Rohan Pearce (30 August 2011) Developer Q&A: Syllable OS, Techworld
  • Culka, Martin (9 May 2006). "Syllable" (in Czech). Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  • Niemeyer, Jan (9 September 2007). "Das freie Desktop-Betriebssystem Syllable" (in German). Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  • Linux Format 78 (April 2006)
  • Linux Format 105 (May 2008)

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