Syllable is a complete Operating System, with its own kernel, filesystem, GUI and applications. Syllable is based on the AtheOS codebase, is largely POSIX.1 compliant, and uses a large number of the GNU utilities and applications.
Syllable is still being developed, but it is already stable and relatively mature, including the following features:
?Ã‡Â¬? Booting usually takes less than ten seconds
?Ã‡Â¬? A full GUI is built into the OS
?Ã‡Â¬? Support for a wide range of common hardware devices, including video, network, and sound cards from manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, 3Com, nVidia, and Creative
?Ã‡Â¬? Internet access through an Ethernet network (though PPP and PPPoE are not yet supported)
?Ã‡Â¬? A graphical web browser (ABrowse) and e-mail client (Whisper), and hundreds of other native applications
?Ã‡Â¬? A journalled file system, modelled on the BeOS file system
?Ã‡Â¬? An application launcher (like the Windows Start button)
?Ã‡Â¬? 99% POSIX compliance
?Ã‡Â¬? GUI-based preferences tools for networking, display preferences, user administration, etc.
?Ã‡Â¬? The entire source is available via the GPL
?Ã‡Â¬? An object-oriented programming API