Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 19th May 2003 17:32 UTC
Morphos Genesi was very kind to send us in a fully featured Pegasos-based computer with MorphOS and Debian pre-installed. Here is our review with a number of screenshots of the supported OSes. Update: That machine has now being donated to the Computer History Museum in the Bay Area.
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Thanks!
by bbrv on Mon 19th May 2003 09:16 UTC

Hi Eugenia, we appreciate the review and find your comments on the mark. We even appreciate your advice and agree with it. What we have to do now is make sure that the market perceives us correctly. We have made a big step to do that here: http://www.pegasosppc.com .

We are clearly interested in the involvement of as many alternative operating systems as possible coming to the platform -- have a look at the "Operating System" page. Anyone reading this can email us directly if they have an interest and the qualifications to do so. We often provide a Pegasos upfront at no cost to developers that can help us advance in this regard. If the port/effort is successful the machine is free. We can even fund development if we can be convinced the results are essential to the direction Eugenia has indicated.

Recently, Google released some stats here: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html . Our market is *exactly* as Eugenia has suggested: "(the) Pegasos is the geek's ultimate platform and geeks like cool stuff." If only 3% of the market is accessing Google with MacOS and 1% some flavor of Linux, the PPC has some room to run and SO DO WE. For now, we are not ready for the mass market. We are looking for people that understand computers and who want to do unique and productive things with them. We are in touch with scientists, hobbyists, developers and users and have a small, but extremely dedicated user base all over the world. We started with the Amiga Community, because it offered applications and a development community we could work with and WORK THEY HAVE! :-D This was the "genesis" of the effort. The future is CLEARLY directed at the growing demand for something new and different. "Value" is the word we intend to emphasize. Here in Europe, Governments are switching to Linux (for example: http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,58764,00.html which lead to this too http://www.nowee.org/pegasos/index.html . Even Linux is not really ready for "Prime Time" (the mass consumer market) so in the meanwhile we have the opportunity to continue to march ahead step by step and do our best to get the smartest computer users in the world working with us.

...and, one more note...the "M" in MorphOS is for mobility! Check out that footprint -- that is "next." ;-)

Sincerely,
Raquel and Bill
bbrv@genesi.lu