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[4]: one hour video....
by tonestone57 on Tue 17th Jul 2007 16:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: one hour video...."
tonestone57
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2005-12-31

"Without XGL and GDM running, xfce starts and works quite fast on this machine, and with Opera, Gnumeric & AbiWord, most of today's desktop usage is covered with fast and easy to use applications.

I can run Linux with KDE ( or Gnome ) on my x86 system & it'll run better. And how many Linux users run xfce? :-)

I can run Abiword, Firefox & Sum-IT on BeOS & it'll be pretty fast too. Though I've never used MorphOS myself; it does remind me of BeOS ( from a performance perspective ).

So, buying the Efika to use for Linux certainly is not a selling point. It is mainly intended for MorphOS and that Linux also *somewhat* works on the Efika is just an added benefit.

I own 4 x86 systems and even my oldest one has 256MB RAM ( 2 X P2 350mhz ) and the newer ones have 1GB. 128MB is good for MorphOS, but too little for Linux these days. ( CPU speed won't matter much unless you intend to run cpu intensive programs ).

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RE[5]: one hour video....
by pczanik on Tue 17th Jul 2007 16:44 in reply to "RE[4]: one hour video...."
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2006-03-17


I can run Linux with KDE ( or Gnome ) on my x86 system & it'll run better. And how many Linux users run xfce? :-)


Actually most of my friends use it, even on monster machines, as it's a lot more friendly on resources. I use it on a dual-core, 2Ghz machine with 4G RAM :-)

So, buying the Efika to use for Linux certainly is not a selling point. It is mainly intended for MorphOS and that Linux also *somewhat* works on the Efika is just an added benefit.

I own 4 x86 systems and even my oldest one has 256MB RAM ( 2 X P2 350mhz ) and the newer ones have 1GB. 128MB is good for MorphOS, but too little for Linux these days. ( CPU speed won't matter much unless you intend to run cpu intensive programs ).


When properly configured and used with resource friendly applications, like those I mentioned, it works nicely, not just somewhat ;)

Linux does not mean, that it can only be used as a desktop machine, one can easily make a thin client out of it, or a home server. Just take a look at: http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1223

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RE[5]: one hour video....
by marafaka on Tue 17th Jul 2007 20:54 in reply to "RE[4]: one hour video...."
marafaka Member since:
2006-01-03

It looks like you're very sure about wrong technical decisions made in Genesi. Maybe you should contact their management and offer consulting? Or borrow a cluebat somewhere?

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