Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 10th Oct 2003 03:55 UTC, submitted by Kermit Woodall
Morphos This page is dedicated to providing information on running Linux on the Pegasos. ISO images included. We would love to see a better Yellow Dog Linux support and also Darwin on Pegasos.
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Re : Pegasos Platform Gets More Linux Support
by Eugenia on Fri 10th Oct 2003 06:10 UTC

>Darwin is not a Linux OS

Don't say. ;D
I know that Darwin is a BSD, I report on it, remember? But I am of the opinion that housing a *modified* Darwin as the default OS on Pegasos, is better than any of the Linuxes and MorphOS put together. In other words, build up on what Apple gives you and make a decent and *unique* product out of it (with modified GUIs etc for differentiantion), instead of doing yet-another-linux-based-product.

>Anyway, what do you want yellow dog if you have Debian ?

I want a more modern Linux than the KDE 2.x and Gnome 1.4 that Debian offers on my Pegasos today. YDL is Red Hat-based, and Red Hat is the "standard" on Linux market. Personally, I am a Slackware user when I have the hots to use Linux (not very often), but between Debian and Red Hat, I personally prefer the ease of use of Red Hat. And with YUM and apt-get on YDL, it ain't bad.

But personally, I would prefer a modified and cared-up Darwin, above all for Pegasos because that would be unique enough. To create a new platform and stay competitive, you need to innovate and you need to offer unique capabilities. A modified Darwin can give you that, because there are no big distros or any company building up upon Darwin today (except Apple of course, which is not the same kind of competition you are cared for)