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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Comment by leo_
by leo_ on Mon 12th Oct 2009 01:07 UTC
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2007-09-04

>MorphOS is owned by the developers so it's never really been a true commercial OS, the development model is much more like an open source OS ...except it's not open source.

In "open source", you also have the word "open": MorphOS isn't open-source, nor... "open". It's more closed than any other closed source OS... Even MacOSX is more "opened".

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RE: Comment by leo_
by Fab1 on Mon 12th Oct 2009 02:47 in reply to "Comment by leo_"
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2009-10-12


In "open source", you also have the word "open": MorphOS isn't open-source, nor... "open". It's more closed than any other closed source OS... Even MacOSX is more "opened".


Check your facts?

MorphOS is "open" if you show some interest. Several *interested* developers integrated the core team during all these years. You can also contact directly the developers and have some direct support through the appropriate channels. That's quite open, in my opinion.

And about "open source"-ness (as if closed-source was a bad thing...), the desktop (Ambient) is GPL and quite a few other components are opensourced too.

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