Linked by Fulvio Peruggi on Mon 17th Jul 2006 11:14 UTC
Morphos The latest article in our OSNews OS contest: Learn about MorphOS, the heir to the Amiga legacy. This article chronicles its bumpy history, its still-compelling features, and the current state of MorphOS development.
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About the 5Mb...
by Leo43 on Mon 17th Jul 2006 17:25 UTC
Leo43
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2006-06-26


Hehe....makes me wonder where on earth other OS-developments are going. Now, of course those other OS's might have more dingle and dangle, but first you don't really need them, and second, it is (typically) NOT comparable to the amount of resources used when you compare it to MorphOS, BeOS, etc.

Well... other OSs have mem protection,... software,... usable browser,...

Even phones have more memory than and are fast enough to run Linux,... so why spending time feeting the OS in 5Mb when you can spend it on more important stuff ?

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RE: About the 5Mb...
by DeadFishMan on Mon 17th Jul 2006 19:00 in reply to "About the 5Mb..."
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2006-01-09


Even phones have more memory than and are fast enough to run Linux,... so why spending time feeting the OS in 5Mb when you can spend it on more important stuff ?


Itīs called "optimizing your code", sometimes also referred as "good engineering". You probably is too young for that but I remember the good old days when you had to code a TSR application that shouldnīt take too much of those 600 Kb of Base memory in DOS (630 Kb if you were lucky enough to be using QEMM :-)). You had no choice other than squeezing your code to the max in order to make it snappy enough to run in limited circumstances like hardware was in those days.

I love Linux as much as the next guy, but this is not a reason to not give props where it is due.

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RE: About the 5Mb...
by hobgoblin on Tue 18th Jul 2006 00:14 in reply to "About the 5Mb..."
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

hmm, mem protection. i could have sworn that it was said in the article that morphos does have that feature...

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RE[2]: About the 5Mb...
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 18th Jul 2006 02:11 in reply to "RE: About the 5Mb..."
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2005-11-19

Running all of the existing Amiga-ported software requires you to run in the ABox mode of MorphOS. This mode offers very little memory protection because AmigaOS 3.x offered no memory protection whatsoever.

A proposed QBox mode of operation is supposed to be included in the not-yet-released 1.5 version of MorphOS. This mode will break the source code compatibility with AmigaOS and establish MorphOS as an independant entity (or dash it as a non-entity altogether).

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