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 wibble on Tue 20th May 2003 10:52 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.

As somebody already pointed out... UM... Classic MacOS!!! MacOS 7.1.x ran on both PPC and 68k hardware. A large chunk of the PPC side was still 68k software that was run on an emulated 68040 and looked to the OS as if it was being run natively. MacOS 8.0 (that is after the 7.1 series, all the way to the 7.6 Series, a number of years and revisions) was the *first* full native PPC MacOS. Even now, all MacOS up to (afaik) 9 will run 68k software as if it was native. Certainly my Mac (when it's not running BeOS) will run 68k software (almost all, not just some) and I can't tell if it's native or emulated.