Syllable Desktop is an original, modern operating system design, in the tradition of the Amiga and BeOS, but built using many parts from the GNU project and Linux. It is designed and optimised for your desktop PC, making it exceptionally fast and responsive and easy to use. It is under development, so it is interesting and even exciting to try out, but you have to decide for yourself whether it fits your needs already. Syllable Desktop runs on industry-standard Personal Computers with a minimum of a Pentium compatible processor and 32 MB of memory. It can make a new computer extremely fast and an old computer usable again.
Implemented in operating system are the following - native 64-bit journaled file system, the AtheOS File System, C++ oriented API, Object-oriented graphical desktop environment on a native GUI architecture. Mostly POSIX compliant Software ports, including Vim, Perl, Python, Apache, others. GNU toolchain (GCC, Glibc, Binutils, Make). Preemptive multitasking with multithreading. Symmetric multiprocessing (multiple processor) support. Device drivers for most common hardware (video, sound, network chips). File system drivers for FAT (read/write), NTFS (read) and ext2 (read).