Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 28th Jan 2004 19:24 UTC
Morphos A new product arises from Genesi: The Open Desktop Workstation is based upon the Genesi Pegasos, a CHRP based motherboard. Integrating selected Open Firmware and running multiple (15+) operating systems, the Workstation is an extremely efficient, very expandable hardware solution for personal and business computer requirements. Both IBM and Motorola feature the new product in their pages.
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RE: Exactly | Change
by Ronald on Thu 29th Jan 2004 01:20 UTC

@Nate Downes
Film editing = niche like having Ultra 320 SCSI ;) . And not desktop use.

To a normal computer user: Application installation is nearly impossible on Linux. Troubleshooting is also nearly impossible. Mac OS X is the best of the best concerning OSes. Why would they settle for lesser and extremely complicated?

"Change" (open source, open specs, etc...) has been getting more and more accepted since the first clone (Compaq). Only now more and more information is at everyone's reach. It's only a matter of targetting the right segments (non gamers) for people to get aquinted with the Peg2. A lot of people would love to switch to PowerPC but they need Windows. Habits are the hardest thing to change (ask people losing weight or smokers). The hardware isn't the problem nowadays (it's mostly compatible), it's still the software. But it's the software that the habits are "chained" up to. I have worked in places that when they changed from Wordperfect to Word, people would get "pissed" and "angry" over absurd things like changing word processors. It's not that they are narrow minded, biased or something like that. It's the habits. Wordperfect (DOS) is a tad more complicated program than Word (Windows). But Linux on the other hand it really complex and in another ball game. It's like typing whole texts using EDLIN. It's not fun at all and is a pain. For 99% of computer users, it's a huge step backwards. We got rid of the command line habits, accepted new GUI habits and now must get back to those complicated prompts.

It's sad that they choose UNIX roots over OS/2 and Amiga to make a new desktop. Enough ranting. ;)