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]: yow
by kaiwai on Tue 17th Jul 2007 04:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 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.


I guess it depends on what you use your laptop for me - if you use it as a 'mobile computer' but your primary machine is a desktop, then I could understand. VIA would be great for those who want an ultra-portable device. Then again, it would cool to see a UltraSPARC IIe in an affordable mobile device.

For me, I got rid of my desktop over a year ago, and now use my laptop for everything - so for me, its a must that it has alot of grunt. The Core 2 is excellent for what it can do with so little power; the new VIA processor (64bit) will be interesting to see how Solaris runs on it - that being my primary platform.

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