Symphony OS

Last Updated on: 6th May 2023, 02:15 pm

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Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Mezzo
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Debian
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 15.0 beta | February 01, 2015
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Symphony OS – a Linux distribution which features its own lightweight desktop called “Mezzo”.

Mezzo offers a new way of presenting data to the user. It disposes of standard concepts like “The desktop is a folder” and nested menu systems and instead presents all needed information directly to the user via the main desktop and four desk targets for tasks and files related to System, Programs, Files, and Trash. Mezzo is written in Perl and Gtk2::Webkit, and uses (is based on)the lightweight FVWM window manager.

The founders of Symphony OS are Ryan Quinn and Jason Spisak.

The first version of Symphony OS was based on Knoppix, than on Debian unstable, until 2006.
Symphony OS 2007 Preview and the next ones 2008, 2008.1 were based on Ubuntu 7.04 and then Ubuntu 7.10.
The last version of Symphony OS 2008.1 was released in 2008.
The project was dormant until 29 June 2011, when Ryan Quinn started development of the distro again.

The latest version Of Symphony OS 2015 Beta is based on Debian.

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