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 06:19 UTC

>is better than any of the Linuxes and MorphOS put together

I need to explain this. I am not saying that Darwin is actually better than Linux on all levels, it probably is not. However, what matters in the OS market is innvovation and differentation. Darwin can give you that. Linux can't, because every 10-year old can install it on his grandpa's Pentium 166 he found locked in the loft. Linux is good to be there as the second choice on the Pegasos Platform, and MorphOS the third choice (as much as I love alternative OSes, MorphOS is just not up to the task to compete with the monster OSes that are far along the way in many respects).
This is why I try to push for Darwin. Because you have a chance here. Get the OS, build upon it, *modify* Gnome or KDE to be unique on your platform with extra goodies not found on Linux (e.g. OpenDarwin/Fink ports, new GUI etc) and then I am sure you will raise some eyebrowses in the market. You will have a solid OS that is customized the way you want to, plus it would be solid enough to compete with Linux. MorphOS just doesn't count in the *market*, it is a toy. It is a cool/geek OS, amiga lovers will like it, but it stops just right there. If you want to make it as "Pegasos, the Platform", you need to invest elsewhere, and while Linux is a great investment, it doesn't give you differentiation. Darwin does.