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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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.

You've probably got a point there, since Darwin is optimized for the PPC platform, anyway.

I wonder, though, whether that's currently a viable option economicly. You have to consider, they'd have to develop their own desktop environment for it, and then provide developers with some incentive to port to it. And they've likely already made a substantial investment in developing MorphOS. For a small company they'd be spreading themselves kind of thin.

Linux may not be the best OS for this platform, but it does have the advantage of a substantial application base out of the box.

I agree, though, a Darwin based environment would be way cool.

Cooler still would be if they could talk Apple into granting them a license for OS X. But I suppose that's an even a farther fetched idea.