|In reply to Comment 24 (Crumb // AAT):|
> At the moment MOS is as tied to the hardware as OS4. I'm tired of that stupid
The Pegasos is good quality hardware, better specced than the A1, and even if it's higher priced than some low cost, mainstream x86 motherboards, it's still quite affordable. People can buy a Pegasos without taking a mortage on the house, and then use a variaty of OS's on it, including LinuxPPC (which works perfect on the Pegasos, unlike the A1). The price/specs of the A1 puts it out of reach for most people other than the die-hard fanatics who has already bought it anyway, and IMHO OS4 will suffer a great deal because of this fact. And I fail to see how the situation could possibly change. Due to the arrangement in the "A1 scene" (lots of parties involved, each claiming their own respective profit margins, etc) the A1 can't be sold much cheaper than today, and I see very little development of the specs and features. Sure, MorphOS is kind of tied to the Pegasos, but being "tied to" the Pegasos is actually not that bad when put in perspective!