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: Response to Eugenia (second part).
by Eugenia on Fri 10th Oct 2003 08:20 UTC

>With something like that, you will receive a very cold if not frigid response from the open source comunity.

But who cares about the "open source community"? The open source community today pretty much only cares about Linux. Linux, linux, linux... The ex-Amiga people though won't mind the restriction in the license. These ex-Amiga people are your MorphOS developers, not the "open source community".

> 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

Are you telling me that Apple has a driver problem? You forget what a Platform is. YOU control the platform, the way Apple does its own. If Darwin can't have "enough drivers", what makes you think that MorphOS can???

> with the current scheme, the only benefit would be in graphic drivers, and these are part of quartz

Huh? Who talked about Quartz? Have you any idea what Darwin is? Your Darwin would run on XFree my friend! All graphics drivers, all Gnomes and KDEs, are all already there "for free". Darwin is a unix, it is a FreeBSD+Mach.

>Also, you want to invest thousands of man/hours of work to port Gnome/KDE/Whatever to Darwin

See above.

>It will be undistinguishable from any other Linux desktop stuff

EXACTLY why I said that you need INNOVATION and DIFFERENTIATION. This is where your engineering will go, NOT in trying to port KDE and Gnome. These are already ported!

> Far more interesting would be a Gnome Theme with MorphOS like Graphic quality, distributed exclusively with the pegasos motherboards for example

And so your Darwin would be. Why an non-Amiga person would like to purchase Pegasos and work with the crashing and under-featured MorphOS? I don't get it, I am sorry. I am talking business here and you are talking geek fan talk. Or are your customer target JUST ex-Amiga users? Because in this case, I do back you up. But if you are talking about a new Platform here, with NEW customers other than the 1000 Amiga users left in the planet, then you need a tank OS, not a rifle.

>That is all the differentiation you will see anyway, and much cheaper to do for more benefit.

Benefit? For whom?

>And again, Linux, and especially Debian among them, is a good recognized value

Did I say otherwise? In my proposed business plan above, Linux is the #2 product for Genesi, selling what you can sell with Linux: services.

Ok, I am off to bed now, it is 1:20 AM here. Bye.