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: Darwin vs Linux stuff
by Sven Luther on Fri 10th Oct 2003 08:38 UTC

> 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.

Well, sure, go and try to run a Radeon 9600 on Linux/ppc. There are no drivers, even free ones, that support 3D. All the interesting stuff is in the ATI proprietary drivers, or in the MACOS X drivers. As a XFree86 developer in my spare time, i am well placed to know the reality of this. There is much more chance that a MorphOS driver would be available, than a Darwin drivers, and apparently, as someone says here, X is not even accelerated on Darwin.

As for the rest, you accuse me to have a MorphOS fan talk, while i am not even running MorphOS on my pegasos currently (well only a textmode console right now, enough to do kernel compilation). Our main difference is that i place Linux above everything else in your master plan, and morphos in the second place. Let's agree to disagree on that, and retake this discussion again in three month from now. And now, back to serious work.