Symphony OS Web Site Down due to High Traffic

Posted by VISITOR on Oct 29, 2005 8:11 AM EDT
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Overwhelming demand for downloadable version of the LiveCD caused the site to crash.
Placeholder page with server links and instructions put instead.

By yesterday's afternoon, the Site hosting the Symphony OS Project went down due to an overwhelming amount of traffic, rendering it unusable. The Beta phase (available as a LiveCd) was expected to hit the net a month ago (during LinuxFest Ohio) but several complications delayed the development, and to avoid further delays, Ryan Quinn (Project Leader) decided to release a LiveCd-Only Beta1 Preview Release 1.
Full HDD installable version is expected in the following months as well, this time sporting Componentized Linux as a core.

Having a community base of 500+ contributors, Symphony OS is a Desktop computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and Knoppix GNU/Linux. Rather than using the KDE or Gnome Desktop environments as most Linux distributions do, the Symphony OS team has created the revolutionary Mezzo Desktop environment. Symphony provides what we consider to be the easiest to use Linux experience there is.

The Symphony OS Project is an Open Source project, not controlled by any business entity, operated by Ryan Quinn and Jason Spisak. In the future we hope to form a non-profit Symphony OS Foundation to further our development goals.

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