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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Well, i don't agree, you say Darwin, but in reality you think Mac OS X. And Darwin without the graphical frontend stuff is not that much different than linux on the graphical side.

And adding a nice differentiating GUI on top of Darwin is a lot of work, much more than we want to invest, and work that would be better invested in MorphOS, which is what you are calling for. Furthermore, if you go the MacOS X clone route you are thinking, you would soon have a mega lawsuite, and all the Apple legal department on your back.

And what many people search, is the official linux support, and Debian, together with its 8000+ packages is a good choice for that. Sure you think Redhat is the default, but this is only because you hear the marketting gimmicks of them, and that's it. Debian is much superior and of better quality. Sure the current Debian/Woody is quite old (frowen in spring 2002, released in july) but the new upcoming Debian/Sarge is much more advanced and modern, and should feature X 4.3.0 as well as Gnome 2.4, OpenOffice 1.1, and other such stuff (don't know about KDE, i am no KDE guy). Release is scheduled for december, but we will probably slip a bit, and it will support the pegasos (I and II) out of the box. Also the PegXLin stuff is an image of a working debian/sarge installation, so you could have this already. Furthermore, Debian has just been elected as prefered distribution by Linux Journal :

http://pr.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=785&mode=thread&order=0o

And it is ironic that you mention apt-get as a thing for Yellow Dog, since it is a debian tool, which i have been using since 99 or so.

Mmm, i will stop and start another post. OSnews urgently needs a character counter to ease post writing.