|In reply to Comment 29 (Crumb // AAT):|
>> "The Blizzards/Cyberstorms is not a future path, they are *nothing* to build
>> a future upon"
> yes, but there are thousands available, much more than the current number of
> A1+Pegasos users. And the userbase would increase a lot for both OSes.
We are of course only guessing here (both of us), but I actually think it's quite possible that the current number of Pegasos owners has passed the number of active "classic PPC" users (it's the amount of *active* users that is interesting, not the amount of boards out there). And another question is how that will develop in the coming months? My guess is that more and more will upgrade. In fact, the demand for Pegasos motherboards is already far greater than Genesi can supply ("unfortunately", due to their Freescale orders).
> Some developers who don't want to buy new hardware may port their apps to
> MOS/OS4 if these versions were available.
Yes. And this would be the only reason to release an OS for the classic platform IMHO. But it will take some effort to make an *end user quality* OS release that runs problem free on most of the various hacked&patched classic systems out there, and will it be worth it? Perhaps the resources are better spent on other areas?