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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RE: MorphOS
by Eugenia on Mon 19th May 2003 09:19 UTC

> While reading the review I hit the part about memory protection. It wasn't really clear but I had the impression that you were refering to old AmigaOS applications crashing.

You understood wrong. *MorphOS* was crashing when running some Amiga programs. This shouldn't be happening. When I try to load a Linux binary under BeOS or under Windows, I just get an error message telling me that this is not an executable OR that this or that library is missing. But in no case the OS should crash as it happens with MorphOS very regularly.

>Regarding the Mime handling this is not true for the old AmigaOS

Well, I have .txt files here, and .jpg files and .avi files here, and while there are apps installed in the system that can handle these VERY COMMON file formats, the OS doesn't load anything neither I get an "open with" menu (it just loads a shell with an error message and that disturbs me a lot). I didn't like this unorganization of the OS.

Also, an .lha a-la winzip application is needed (using the shell is working fine, but it could be made easier).