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 mahen on Mon 19th May 2003 09:34 UTC

Eugenia:

> You understood wrong. *MorphOS* was crashing when running > some Amiga programs.

It's a temporary solution. Currently, everything is running in the A/Box (which has no memory protection). But MOS does have memory protection. As the A/Box is temporarily the only "visible" thing, if something brings the A/Box down, MOS will get unusable. This is a transitional move. 1st) the amiga compatible (but 100% rewritten) environment = A/Box 2nd) the new Q/Box apis, without some remaining limitations of the amigaOS, but be still amiga-like of course, and able to use old apps through the A/box (like OSX)

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

Ambient is in MorphOS 1.3 quite weak and will hopefully get better soon. Ambient is a Workbench replacement (= filemanager), written from scratch. It will get very powerful later ( la Dopus Magellan) but for the time being it's advised to use the Shell, and/or another WB replacement (scalos, dopus magellan, or even the original wb).

Please keep in mind this is just the first step of a completely new platform, not aimed at the mass market yet !

The purpose is to make it ready for a wider audience for the release of the Pegasos 2 in september (MorphOS 1.6 if
releases are regular)

One last thing : an amigaOS background would be nice to understand more the current state of MorphOS. (to understand : what is MUI ? how does it work etc ?)

Btw: there are already anti aliased fonts in MOS1.3.