Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2007 14:20 UTC
Morphos The Efika motherboard is now available for the promised pricetag of USD 99. On top of that, MorphOS 1.5 2.0 is apparently on its way, and it will support hardware accelerated transparent windows, among other things. Screenshots and pictures can be found at MorphZone. As promised, MorphOS 2.0 will run on the Efika.
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by leech on Tue 22nd May 2007 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Actually I love transparent windows. It is usable in that if you happen to have a progress bar for something (like copying, encoding, etc) then all you have to do is use whatever combination of keys / mouse clicks to make the window transparent to see it's progress, without having to minimize your browser, word processor or whatever.

Of course I guess if instead they decided to set up something like what Gnome has when nautilus is copying files. It puts a "copying" box in the task list with a square that fills up as the copying completes. Unfortunately not all programs that use progress bars use this style, personally I love it.

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by -ujb- on Tue 22nd May 2007 07:40 in reply to "RE"
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> Actually I love transparent windows

It is not only transparent windows, but the entire UI is hardware accelerated. The transparent windows are just an example to show this feature.
Mind the rather slow cpu, taking away calculation of gfx primitivs from the cpu benefits the overall performance.
And - in contrast to many other OSes - the UI is lightning speed fast.

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