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 Frodon on Mon 19th May 2003 09:37 UTC

Hello Eugenia,

Well the fact that MorphOS was crashing when you used some Amiga programs and programs that use "old" AmigaOS 3.x APIs, is explained by the fact that they run inside the A-Box.

Inside the A-Box, the memory is not protected as applications using AmigaOS 3.x APIs need a shared memory environment to run which avoid memory protection.

In fact when a program crash, that crash the A-Box application, but for now it's not possible to simply kill and restart the A-Box application.

But of course the MorphOS Team have already thought of a fully memory protected environment named Q-Box. In fact in the future this will become the default environnement (when it'll be enough complete for that) and the A-Box will just be there for running old apps using AmigaOS 3.x APIs (a bit like Classic in OS X).

For more information on how MorphOS works, I invite you to read the "MorphOS in details" document by Nicholas Blachford:

http://www.blachford.info/morphos/morphos_in_detail.pdf

Regards