Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 29th Nov 2004 07:30 UTC
Morphos OS4EMU 1.1 for MorphOS has been released. Now much more OS4 native software works.
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Re: Look at yourselves!
by Al Hartman on Wed 1st Dec 2004 13:55 UTC

@Mr. Big

You are missing totally that I would *LOVE* to play with alternate OS'es and Computers.

I do that as much as my budget will allow.

But stupidly designing the AOne and the Pegasos to come in at $1500.00 for a full blown system does not allow people to stick their toes in the water.

It's really a HUGE commitment in resources to buy either of these systems.

I played with BeOS and Linux for a long time, because the price of entry was low. I could use ANY $200.00 Intel Box to run either OS (including old used systems people left on the curb).

A FULL AmigaOne/Pegasos Entry level system ought to cost NO MORE than $500.00.

There can be higher priced/Higher performance systems for more money, of course...

But, $1200 - $1500 for the entry level machine is ludicrous.

Again, sell the logic board for $100 - $150, the OS for $59 - $100, and let me buy my own G3/G4 processor on the Mac Market or eBay for significantly less than what Eyetech and Genesi are getting them for...

THEN, I'd be willing to play with this.

But right now, you just don't get the value that the cost demands...

I can buy an iMac G5 17" for the same price as a Peg or an AOne...

And why wouldn't I???

The OS is more mature. The apps are there. The support is there...

You can defend the high prices all you like. It doesn't have to be that way, and that's MY argument.