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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Response to Eugenia (second part).
by Sven Luther on Fri 10th Oct 2003 08:06 UTC


open source it with a strict licensing forbiding postings ? Well Eugenia, it seems that you have no idea what open source (or free software) is all about. With something like that, you will receive a very cold if not frigid response from the open source comunity.

Also, you speak about darwin and the hardware drivers, i think that the linux comunity has much more chances to get good quality and numerous drivers than apple is, after all, there is no way apple, or even microsoft can mach the sheer amount of developer linux can muster. Also, with the current scheme, the only benefit would be in graphic drivers, and these are part of quartz, and the layers of Mac OS X that Apple does not release as open source, so ...

Also, you want to invest thousands of man/hours of work to port Gnome/KDE/Whatever to Darwin, and to obtain what in the end ? It will be undistinguishable from any other Linux desktop stuff, and since you are going against the flow of things, cost you much more in investement than the benefit you would get of it. Far more interesting would be a Gnome Theme with MorphOS like Graphic quality, distributed exclusively with the pegasos motherboards for example. That is all the differentiation you will see anyway, and much cheaper to do for more benefit.

And again, Linux, and especially Debian among them, is a good recognized value (even Progeny, which employs many debian developers, didn't continue providing their distrib, since their customer where asking for debian), and opens other potential markets to the Pegasos, like the server community (and the pegasos II would be a good product for there) and other such.

Ok i hope it is not too long.