Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Oct 2009 16:28 UTC
Morphos Not too long ago we published a review of AmigaOS 4.1, which made some readers argue we should take a look at MorphOS as well. However, nobody currently makes any MorphOS compatible hardware, so I had nowhere to go and beg. Luckily, OSNews reader AmigaRobbo generously offered to loan me his EFIKA machine, with MorphOS installed. I took a look at MorphOS, and found a very quick and efficient operating system - which was sadly held back by the limitations of the EFIKA.
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Call me unimpressed
by porcel on Sun 11th Oct 2009 16:42 UTC
porcel
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2006-01-28

It is hard for me to get excited about a proprietary operating system developed for non-existing hardware that has none of the serious features that I expect from a current operating system.

Maybe this will turn into something worth my while one day.

Linux with its open development model is only now making headway now into being really known by the general public and that is an open platform that runs on all kinds of processor architectures with thousands of mature applications available.

So how is something like MorphOS supposed to compete with Microsoft for usershare/mindshare, which in turn is how you get applications developed for your platform?

If you tell me the only point of this OS is to be an intellectual exercise for its creators, then fine, because right now that is what it looks like to outsiders like me.

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