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: You cannot use your own bitmaps...
by Anders Ericsson on Mon 19th May 2003 16:11 UTC

--- The reply ---

> You can't use your own bitmaps for gadgets such as
> arrows, buttons,... Pre-defined gadgets were designed for > 8/16 colour GUI with grey colors: that's why GUI looks so > ugly and unprofessional...

You can change them now, in MorphOS 1.3. I myself have made a little skull which I use as the close button on all my windows. And even the default GUI looks a lot better than Windows boring grey/black buttons.

Since this is still a beta of the OS, there are of course some parts missing, like a GUI for setting the buttons/a theme, but it's still quite easy to change colours and button manually. All you need is a gfx-prgram and then copy your little images to the skin drawer.

--- Just some thoughts ---

I have only used my Pegasos with MorphOS for a few weeks but I completely exchanged my old amiga 4000 for it the first day. The speed just blows me away. I mean, I have used my old Amiga 4000 with the system running on a mere 50MHz 060 (with a 233MHz PPC 604e for the "heavy apps") and I thought it outperformed my Athlon XP with Windows/Linux anytime.

But now I really know what outperform means =) This system is really fast and efficient. Just to show my "PC-friends" how fast it boots is a real trip ;) I'm really happy I finally have a machine and a system to show people what computing should all be about.

Anders, OnyxSoft