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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RE[2]: ram
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 22nd May 2007 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE: ram"
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

I have been programming light-weight OSes for years. That includes AmigaDOS and BeOS. And one thing I depend on is lots of memory for my data structures.

When I had 4 megabytes of memory on my Amiga 1000 in 1986 most Intel PCs had less than a megabyte, but I needed the memory - the data structures I was using were 2M, 512K and 64K in size. I never even looked to the PCs because they did not have the needed flat memory.

Today, my BeOS machine is expanded to 768 megabytes, and the largest data structure is 512M and the remaining 256 is still enough to run BeOS, my code and browse the web while I wait.

In the future, Haiku may end up using even less space than BeOS but I expect my data structure to expand well beyond 2G.

This design needs memory expansion, even if it is just a single DIMM socket, people will have need for more than 128M just for their data.

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