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 : Eugenia's comments ...
by Sven Luther on Fri 10th Oct 2003 08:15 UTC

> Excuse me, but modifying Gnome is much less work than fixing MorphOS. MorphOS is an "immature" OS in terms of stability and features. Darwin is not. Linux is not. FreeBSD is not.

MorphOS is the hearth of Pegasos, anything else will only be a second OS. And it is me as the Linux guy at genesi who says it.

That said, i was comparing the cost of developing linux to the one to develop Darwin, nothing else.

> No, I am not thinking of cloning Mac OS X. I never even mentioned something like it.

But it is the secret desire behind your propositions, many other have this same thinking, and it is easy to detect it.

Linux is a proven value, worldwide known for its stability.

And if you plan on putting Gnome on Darwin, you could as well put it on top of Linux or on top of Solaris or HPUX for that matter.

> Apple has no grounds to sue you over Darwin. Darwin is open source. The stuff on top of it, is just Gnome and X. Also open source and not in Apple's domain.

Apple has sued for similar themes and other such flimsy things in the past, you can bet they would sue for anything meaningfull you do on top of Darwin, apart from simply running an X server and some common desktop environment which will be more work to support anyway.

BTW, the only reason Apple choose BSD over Linux, apart from the Next heritage, is the BSD licence which gives them all the rights without limitation compared to the linux GPL.