Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Aug 2009 14:22 UTC, submitted by Christian Rosentreter
Morphos The team behind MorphOS has just announced the release of MorphOS 2.3 for the PowerPC-based platforms, the Pegasos and the Efika. This new release comes with a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements, but also packs a number of new features.
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by timofonic on Tue 11th Aug 2009 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE: "
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"Still living from the past and software already available on alternatives like GNU/Linux and BSD. Where are the exclusive and revolutionaire killer apps like in the old Amiga days?


Where are the Exclusive and 'revolutionaire' apps for Linux? All the good software for that comes from Linux, Firefox, Thunderbird and at a push GIMP work on Windows.

If a Decent Application came out only for Linux, it would soon be ported to Windows/MacOS, and if MorphOS or the like could gain a foothold, to that as well.
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Compare with the best in the areas, not the ones that give you an easy way commenting.

Microsoft's Windows has most of the most important games and technical software exclusive to it. CAD, electronics, 3D...

Apple' MacOS X has the "artistic" way: photography and graphics, sound. Their shareware community is quite creative and commercially very active. They also have a nice eye candy experience and an integrated environment.

Free Software has a very big and powerful community of developers and advanced users. They have a giant ecosystem of projects sustained by communities, non-profit organivations and big corporations. Their community is one of the most creative ones. Linux is now considered as the default kernel of the Free Software world not only because being the most actively developed by individuals and corporations, bu because it's excellent hardware support between all kind of platforms. Linux Foundation is one of the smartest ideas in Linux as being strong pillars, it's going to be their best defense against competence.

Haiku is a project moved in the right direction. Their aim is reviving BeOS and upgrade the OS to today's standards. They are careful about when release their first official alpha because afraid of people having a bad impression about the project and it makes sense. They created a foundation like in Linux, so they are making a solid project too.

If MorphOS wants to survive, they must create a non-profit organization, a solid structure and making the project more open. Free Software is the right direction, but that can be difficult to understando by certain old-school amigans and specially the ones being skilled developers from environments like demoscene.

Edited 2009-08-11 18:59 UTC

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