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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RE[3]: one hour video....
by aliquis on Mon 16th Jul 2007 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: one hour video...."
aliquis
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2005-07-23

lol, you doubt 400MHz and 128MB ram is enough? How did you survived in the P2 days? Linux and X and KDE wastes way more resources/memory than Amiga apps, old Workbench took like 300kB of the 2MB memory in the A1200, of course MorphOS uses more but 128MB is plenty as long as you don't do heavy computing stuff of course.

It's not the best database server platform... But for AmigaOS-like desktop it's more than enough.

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RE[4]: one hour video....
by tonestone57 on Tue 17th Jul 2007 16:07 in reply to "RE[3]: one hour video...."
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2005-12-31

Yes, I agree. That if you mainly want to run MorphOS then the Efika is good enough but running Linux on it will be like pulling teeth. Which I can't imagine being fun.

And at the selling price of $168 Euro I can get a much more powerful mATX x86 system ( dual core with latest technology too ). It won't be as quiet, or have low power usage or be as cool or small as the Efika but it'll be able to run more OSes and do hard core computer crunching. 3d gaming, video conversions, etc.

I was impressed by MorphOS. This OS looks pretty well done and unfortunately I'll never get the chance to try it out. But the Efika system seems too low end. I'd guess that only real enthusiasts will be buying this.

Back in the Pentium2 days things were different & simplier. :-)

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