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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
the Amiga and it's many children
by Erik on Sat 11th Oct 2003 00:30 UTC

*looks at the screenshots*

It's beautiful.

*wipes off a single, tiny tear*

I'm a fan of the Amiga and it's children (I consider Genesi/MorphOS, AmigaInc/OS4, and AROS to be "children of the Amiga", "The Amiga", as far as I'm concerned, is/are the Commodore Amiga and the machines made in the 80's and early 90's).

That being said, those screenshots are, just... astounding. I'd love to get the chance to run this OS, but can't spare $1,000 for the board just to test it, and I doubt there will be any demos in my hometown anytime soon (Honolulu, Hawai'i).

Is there a modern graphics renderer behind that magic, such as something that can do for example, (graphical) transparency, network transparency, the kind of vector scaling that Quartz can do, and so on?

Love the hardware, love the (look of) the software. The only Amiga spawn that I can play with now realistically is AROS though.

You know, I feel a rant coming on. Uh oh... *eyes glaze over*

You know, I have a complaint. Many of the modern Amiga fans I hear from complain and complain every time someone, for example, AmigaInc, or Genesi, tries something new. Genesi's use of the A-Box and Q-Box technology is very interesting, as is AmigaInc's purchase of Tao/Intent technology and their work on that. AROS is the worst offender in a way. In it's day, the Amiga was all about innovation, but all modern projects either try to simply make a perfect copy of what was (AROS, UAE) with only enough new ideas to make it run, or every time they try something innovative, there are cries and gnashing of teeth from the "faithful" about how it just isn't Amiga-like. Look, if it's a perfect copy of anything, it isn't Amiga-like -- because the Amiga was, at it's time, a plastic box full of innovations (true innovations) as well as good ideas bought or borrowed from wherever. *gets on his high horse* in MY day -- if someone in the Amiga world mentioned copying someone (say, f'r'instance, the PC) THEN there would be cries and gnashing of teeth! There have been many, many arguments over if or when the Amiga died. I say it died, not when Commodore went out of business, not when Amiga got swapped around like a bad case of VD, but basically on the day the Amiga 600 was invented. Anyway, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! *eyes return to normal*

Erik