Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jul 2007 22:17 UTC
Morphos "SceneCON is an annual meeting of underground computer artists who are members of the famous demo scene. With SceneCON, the organizers aim to follow the two decade old tradition of demo scene parties in Hungary. Yet, with a bit of a twist. This years party was held from the 16th until the 17th of June, 2007. Among its highlights was an extensive demonstration of bplan's EFIKA miniature mainboard running various flavours of Linux as well as a work-in-progress version of MorphOS 2.0. Luckily, the presentation was captured on video. The entire presentation has a total length of nearly an hour with MorphOS 2.0 being featured in the last 14 minutes of it."
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yow
by superstoned on Mon 16th Jul 2007 11:26 UTC
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Interesting (though long) video. Looks like this Ekiga could become interesting. With some more ram, it becomes very usable for a more fully featured desktop like KDE or Gnome. And with embedded video and other peripherals, it becomes even smaller!

Though I'm also eagerly awaiting a dualcore VIA @ 1.2 ghz or something. With embedded video & a decent amount of ram, what more would one need for a perfectly performing, modern linux desktop?

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RE: yow
by kaiwai on Mon 16th Jul 2007 12:46 in reply to "yow"
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2005-07-06

Though I'm also eagerly awaiting a dualcore VIA @ 1.2 ghz or something. With embedded video & a decent amount of ram, what more would one need for a perfectly performing, modern linux desktop?


It depends on what you want - a Via processors are great if you a fanless machine that is cooled passively - just remember there is a price to pay, its performance isn't going to be as good as say the top Intel or AMD processor.

Now, if you were to use it as desktop stuff, no problems. If you wanted to create a set top box running MythTV and Linux, yeap. But for a compilation server or something that requires alot of grunt, no.

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RE[2]: yow
by superstoned on Mon 16th Jul 2007 13:14 in reply to "RE: yow"
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Of course. But for normal desktop work, it's good enough. I own a laptop with a P3 800 mhz, and that's plenty - the 256 mb ram is clearly the limiting factor. Of course, Via has to ensure their 3D drivers are good enough for Compiz/Beryl/whatever like stuff, as I'd want that, but aside from that, I don't worry about performance. And having it all fanless - lovely!

Would make an excellent laptop as well - no fans, just passively cooled. Dump the cd/dvd drive as well, and you'll have an ultra-flat, ultralight laptop which can be used for like 10 hours straight.

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