Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jul 2007 22:17 UTC
Morphos "SceneCON is an annual meeting of underground computer artists who are members of the famous demo scene. With SceneCON, the organizers aim to follow the two decade old tradition of demo scene parties in Hungary. Yet, with a bit of a twist. This years party was held from the 16th until the 17th of June, 2007. Among its highlights was an extensive demonstration of bplan's EFIKA miniature mainboard running various flavours of Linux as well as a work-in-progress version of MorphOS 2.0. Luckily, the presentation was captured on video. The entire presentation has a total length of nearly an hour with MorphOS 2.0 being featured in the last 14 minutes of it."
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RE: not impressed
by tonestone57 on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:47 UTC in reply to "not impressed"
tonestone57
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2005-12-31

Yes, the Efika is very basic. And I'd guess their goal was to make the smallest sized desktop computer out there with low cost & power usage.

Most people can do without some of the stuff you mention.

GB networking isn't really a big issue for most.
AGP will work pretty good ( doubt there'll be any really intense 3D games played on the Efika to require PCIe )
SATA won't make a big performance difference.
USB 2.0 would be nice to have though.

It would be great to have the above features to make it more modern but most aren't too important or essential.

The real issues are the 128MB Memory & 400Mhz processor & NO onboard video. Try running Linux with this low end system & Gnome/KDE & you'll see how it slows to a crawl.

MorphOS will probably run well but any Linux/Unix OS will have to be stripped down ( bare minimum ) to run well.

It *needed* to have 256MB Memory, 800Mhz processor & decent onboard video card.

Below are the specs for the Efika system:
http://www.pegasosppc.com/efika.php

The funny thing is that their *old* discontinued Pegasus board looks better to me ( allowed more RAM & faster CPUs ):
http://www.genesippc.com/pegasos.php

Edited 2007-07-16 16:53

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