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: Huh? (emulation speed)
by Daniel Miller on Thu 22nd May 2003 12:05 UTC

RValencia said

> Well, post some benchmarks in regards to WinUAE-JIT vs
> MorphOS within the context of running 68K legacy
> applications (e.g. 68k Quake I (software render), 68K LAME > and ‘etc’). With X86 world, brute force processor power
> solution is available.

People are interested in this but no-one has put it together yet. It's an interesting question of whether "brute force processor power" as you call it of the latest X86 can just do a complete UAE emulation and surpass the performance of MorphOS running on a relatively modest PPC machine consuming about a tenth of the wattage (I did check that fraction: according to a Pentium 4 at 3.06 GHz consumes 99 watts. The processor in Pegasos consumes less that a tenth of that).

I guess at some point the answer will be yes, if not the 3 GHz X86 of today, then the 6 GHz of 2 years from now. This doesn't seem like a very good way to do things to me, though. Better to have a classy, "sexy" (as Eugenia says) machine.