Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 19:37 UTC, submitted by -ujb-
Morphos The MorphOS team seems to be on a roll. Recently, they added support for the PowerPC G4 Mac mini models from Apple, meaning it suddenly became a lot easier to get your hands on a computer capable of running MorphOS. As expected, the team has now announced that a release with PowerMac G4 support is coming as well.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 1st Dec 2009 20:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

It’s harder for me than it seems; when you have an eye for UI, there’s many things that stick out as hurdles; and not just as the difference between being used to one system compared to another, but also as hurdles that don’t need to exist because one small change could be made here or there to iron out those kinks. I will be sure to document these in a review and file back reports to the MorphOS team.

The OS is very polished in many ways considering such small resources behind it, but it’s clear to me that this is designed by people who love what they are doing but are not necessarily designers, just good programmers. It is still not clear to me where the boundaries of heritage and Amiga tradition lie with MorphOS—I’ve never properly used Amiga OS before, only for playing some games in the 90’s. That is why I need to invest time speaking to the community and understanding the ethos that drives these people.

I could write some superficial trash that would piss a lot of people off like when I reviewed Opera 10; but for MorphOS I want to get my head inside this space and try to understand what this is all about.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by AmigaRobbo on Tue 1st Dec 2009 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

It’s harder for me than it seems; when you have an eye for UI, there’s many things that stick out as hurdles; and not just as the difference between being used to one system compared to another, but also as hurdles that don’t need to exist because one small change could be made here or there to iron out those kinks. I will be sure to document these in a review and file back reports to the MorphOS team.


Such as? MorphZone maybe the best place to ask any questions, I feel it might be worth competing the review, then asking the questions, so you can document, any, "of Course! it seems so logical now someone's explained it to me", and any "I thought this was stupid design before, and now I know. IT IS STUPID!"

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 1st Dec 2009 21:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

That is the plan, but I can assure you that it is still just as valid to document wrong assumptions as it is the right ones. Remember, this is the experience of someone who is good with UI who is new to the platform. The experiences I document may help MorphOS make things easier for new comers, which is always to their benefit.

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