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[Web] Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All AboutANN.lu
Posted on 12-Dec-2002 09:16 GMT by Rik Sweeney22 comments
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Slashdot has this article about what MorphOS is all about.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 1 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Rik Sweeney on 12-Dec-2002 08:17 GMT
And judging from the logo they use, apparently it's an Amiga.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 2 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by mahen on 12-Dec-2002 08:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Rik Sweeney):
It just means it's amiga related ;)
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 3 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by cheesegrate on 12-Dec-2002 08:47 GMT
MOS hits the big time!
haven't read the comments yet, i'm sure the linux freaks will have a fielday ;) but a lot of former amigans use linux these days ;)
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 4 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by mahen on 12-Dec-2002 08:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (cheesegrate):
Comments are verrrryyy bad actually...
Not surprising at all as the people who posted the comments
don't seem to be amigans, and so, don't undertand what advantage
there would be to use such an OS with few software, or old software,
little support, oldish GUI etc...
But amigans like us see things differently fortunately.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 5 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 12-Dec-2002 09:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (mahen):
There maybe 100 word processors, but most people would only use one or two good ones so the extra 98 would be irrelevant to them.
Anyone studying weblogs would also notice that dispite some choice, people still gravitate to a very small number of browsers.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 6 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 12-Dec-2002 09:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (mahen):
> Comments are verrrryyy bad actually...
Well, it's slashdot, isn't it? ;-)
> Not surprising at all as the people who posted the comments
> don't seem to be amigans, and so, don't undertand what advantage
> there would be to use such an OS with few software, or old software,
> little support, oldish GUI etc...
Anyobody who has the slightest insight into the Amiga platform knows that there is a huge amount of software. Sure, a lot of the apps are quite old, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are bad. A lot of *good* applications was never ported to other platforms, and is therefore still Amiga Exclusive! The Pegasos/MorphOS platform is a new platform, but through it's Amiga compatibility it will have a flying start that BeOS (when it first was introduced) would have been very jellous about. And the new software will hardly be old (well, DUH!!).
;-)
> But amigans like us see things differently fortunately.
Absolutely! :-)
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 7 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 12-Dec-2002 11:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (mahen):
>Comments are verrrryyy bad actually...
Which is why it was foolish to allow someone to put the article up on Slashdot. This was always going to be the result.
I cringe everytime I see an Amiga related article on Slashdot, it is as if the
submitters do not know what the result will be. If they also go and look at Bills statement on YDL the flames will really start to roll in.
Stay under the radar until better prepared to deal with the "Can I run Word on this?" or "Does this have OpenOffice" or "Why isnt this free" or "What has this got to do with Linux" morons.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 8 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 12-Dec-2002 12:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (DaveW):
I believe there will allways be that kind of comments on slashdot, no matter of how prepeared you are. It's slashdot! But not all of the comments are *that* bad actually. And one can not expect everybody to think positively about products just because they are Amiga related. There will allways be some people with a different oppinion. Especially on slashdot.
Everyone has a different oppionion on slashdot, no matter of what the discussion is about ...
;-)
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 9 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 12-Dec-2002 13:55 GMT
An idea: How about building a OS4 cross-compiler for MorphOS... ;D
Not a "killer" application, but anyway... perhaps more appealing than using linux + cross-compiler combination...
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 10 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Xeyes on 12-Dec-2002 17:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (mahen):
"and so, don't undertand what advantage
there would be to use such an OS with few software, or old software,
little support, oldish GUI etc..."
Sure they do, they use linux, they understand completely =)
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 11 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by m0ns00n on 12-Dec-2002 19:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Xeyes):
You can't have been using Linux lately. It is super modern in every aspect of the OS. And the applications too. Kde 3.0.x, Gnome 2.0.x, X4.2.x and kernel 2.4.x makes Linux one of the heavyweights in the OS industry.
No wonder it is number 3 of all operating systems.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 12 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 12-Dec-2002 20:17 GMT
Well, it was fun to see MorphOS get smashed on Slashdot. I wouldn't say the comments were biased, I think they were very credible actually. Most were simply asking why anyone would want to pay for a system that looks rather dated and has no software. It's a damn good question and it's something I too would like to have answered.
I still believe MorphOS is doomed to failure and only Amiga with it's name recognition stands a small chance at survival. I'm really not holding my breath for either but to me it's clear MorphOS is dead before it even begins, it has no real future and honestly I couldn't care less about it. The only thing I wish would be to seperate the Amiga name from MorphOS entirely. I wish Slashdot would no longer use the Amiga logo when posting MorphOS articles. It just makes the real Amiga look bad and hurts it's chances of any recovery.
- Mike
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 13 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Xeyes on 12-Dec-2002 21:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (m0ns00n):
@Monsoon
"You can't have been using Linux lately."
Yup, lately.
"It is super modern in every aspect of the OS."
File-management, and user interface, it's "so-so", not modern. It get's by maybe, but it's still playing catch up.
"And the applications too. Kde 3.0.x, Gnome 2.0.x, X4.2.x and kernel 2.4.x"
What applications? What can you do in Linux that makes Linux a "must-have" as far as desktop applications? Linux's "killer-app" is Apache. not exactly a staple for the desktop. Linux at best manages to sometimes be "equal" as far as applications are concerned, but where does it surpass Windows in applications for the desktop? My comment still stands.
"makes Linux one of the heavyweights in the OS industry. "
What do you mean "one of" the heavyweights? there are only three common OS's used on the desktop, and Linux is last. it's very very RARELY even considered on the desktop. this is constructive critisism, the desktop is years behind and needs to be innovate rather than going the "lets catch up to Windows" approach.
"No wonder it is number 3 of all operating systems"
read:"last"
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 14 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Jon on 12-Dec-2002 21:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (DaveW):
I wonder how those people are living who make software for free and has no other jobs?-)
How someone can demand something to be free?
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 15 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 12-Dec-2002 22:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Mike Veroukis):
yep, I share your view...morphos have been developed in 3-4 years..and
thats developing something they know how workes, so that shouldnt be so
difficult...now they must start developing their *real* OS, using q-box
and interract with the quark kernel directly, it should take another 3-4 years
with their crew....where will the cash come from to pay for all this ?
and the "we don't need amiga inc" lip they're putting everywhere, but the
amiga name keep popping up in every announcement they do...its bad about
the news sites sticking amiga boingballs to mos news...
I understand some buying their stuff before they go bankrupt....good stuff for collectors :)
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 16 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by David Scheibler on 12-Dec-2002 22:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (catohagen):
>where will the cash come from to pay for all this ?
From selling t-shirts.
SCNR.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 17 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 12-Dec-2002 23:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (David Scheibler):
>From selling t-shirts.
really ?
But you're being crushed (bucks words) ?
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 18 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 12-Dec-2002 23:21 GMT
Genesi - We are about to be crushed.
Genesi - There is a Pegasos G4 now
Genesi - There is no leadership or vision and we need both fast or we can forget it.
i don't know....but selling t-shirts won't help....
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 19 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 13-Dec-2002 01:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (catohagen):
Hi catohagen.
SCNR means "Sorry, could not resist"
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 20 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by tarbos on 13-Dec-2002 03:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (catohagen):
>>From selling t-shirts.
>really ?
No, in fact I got a t-shirt without paying $50 in advance!
SCNR
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 21 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 13-Dec-2002 22:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Mike Veroukis):
I agree entirely.
Slashdot: What MorphOS Is All About : Comment 22 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 13-Dec-2002 22:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (tarbos):
> No, in fact I got a t-shirt without paying $50 in advance!
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