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 is Actually a Special Case
by Anonymous on Tue 20th May 2003 00:31 UTC

I think the reviewer was a bit hard on MorphOS and didn't consider that it is something of a special case to run binaries originally written for another processor. No-one has ever done that before, not like this.

Except when Apple made the transition from 68K to PPC.

Or in some cases they don't run at all, and yes, certain programs crash MorphOS. So don't run them! It reminds me of the joke where the guy goes to see the doctor "hey Doc, every time I do <insert dumb action> it hurts like crazy" and the doctor says "well, stop doing that!"

But see, that's why that is a joke. Because that's terrible advice that a doctor (or any professional) should never give.

MorphOS looks super-cool (the tech/concept, not the GUI) and I really hope that they get enough marketplace success to be able to continue the amazing work. But right now, it does look a little rough. Definitely for people who's hobby is esoteric computing, but not necessarily for people who need to use it as a tool to get work done.