|In reply to Comment 130 (.john):|
In response to .john's super long commentary criticizing MorphOS' chances of long term success, I say that if they deliver a good product, people will buy it, and it will be successful.
In response to the few people who keep repeating "oh, I will never buy a Pegasos unless it has OS4, please bPlan dump MorphOS fast" I say this is just more trying to drive wedges among the team, and it won't work. The reason bPlan guys have done great things in the past (like all the PPC accelerators) is the contributions of all the team, and that sure as hell includes those who did the software engineering. People need to understand that MorphOS is every bit as much a technological milestone as the Pegasos box. It has undergone extensive development and it has an excellent reputation (from the many people who have actually used it)! MorphOS is engineered to give performance WAY past anybody else, and it is building a critical mass of cutting edge software to boot. Besides that, in order to deliver a product, you go with the proven technology. If you pause to mess around with the latest corporate-sponsored thing that was just started, get ready for another "November 1st on schedule and rockin'!"
It is time to seize the moment, not look back on a dated trademark like some middle age guy reminiscing about his high school football days and trying to fit in his old jersey. Let us move on to the future, and make the break with the past! Let us exploit the new technology without compromise. Let us build AWAY from corporate sponsorship and yards of litigation and NDAs and finely printed licenses and deceptive marketing and, good lord, dongles and monopolies and vapor and hassle!
In getting back to the topic, I certainly hope someone will make an MPEG of the technology show segment featuring MorphOS/Pegasos, so all of us outside Germany can see it. I am sure we'll get text translations in no time, but it will be equally rewarding to see the box in action, even in silence.